Several Injured in Tractor-Trailer Pileup Accident on Interstate 80 near Newton
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 80 just outside Newton in Jasper County, Iowa.
What Happened: Multiple cars and 18-wheelers collided in a chain-reaction accident.
- Drivers of several tractor-trailers
- Drivers of several cars
- Several people, vehicles unknown, injured
On or about Thursday, February 4th, 2021, an accident between multiple cars and tractor-trailers sent several individuals to the hospital. Deputies from the County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened along Interstate 80 near Newton in Jasper County, Iowa.
Authorities said several as-of-yet unidentified individuals were injured when multiple tractor-trailers and several cars in a chain-reaction event. Emergency responders transported several victims to area hospital with serious injuries stemming from the accident. Police did not elaborate on what may have started the accident.
Interstate 80 runs east and west along the southern edge of Newton, which is situated about 35 miles west of Des Moines.
Police are still examining what may have led to the accident.
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