Urbandale man died in I-80 crash caused by backed-up traffic from earlier accident, report says


DALLAS COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol has released the name of a man killed in a crash on I-80 Sunday that happened while traffic was stopped due to a previous fatal accident.

According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, a tractor-trailer in the right lane of I-80 westbound near De Soto had slowed and stopped because of a prior crash.

A minivan driven by 25-year-old Kenneth Mueller of Urbandale failed to slow down and rear-ended the trailer. Mueller was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The investigation continues into the accident.

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