I-35 CRASH: The Iowa State Patrol says an accident on I-35 Wednesday that injured two people was caused by a driver going more than 100 miles per hour
Two people were taken to the hospital after Wednesday morning accident on I-35 near the Cambridge exit.
It happened just after 8:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes. The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of a Volvo, 27-year-old Sudala Kiojai of Ames, was going more than 100 miles per hour and weaving in and out of traffic before the accident. Witnesses say Kiojai then made a lane change hitting a pick-up truck, causing it to spin out and hit a concrete barrier.
Iowa State Patrol troopers were checking to see if the driver was intoxicated on the scene.
“He’s running him through some tests and trying to determine if this driver was impaired. This erratic driving is showing that something unusual is going on and that’s what our trooper is going to find out,” says Trooper Brett Tjepkes.
Kiojai has been charged with speeding and tests are being conducted to see if he was impaired at the time of the accident. More charges could be filed.
David Rockwell of West Des Moines and Steven Coffman of Van Meter were in the pick-up truck that was hit. They were taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Their conditions are not known at this time.