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FATAL CRASH: Man Dies In 3-Car Accident

Posted on: 6:41 pm, May 26, 2013, by

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the cause of a deadly overnight accident.

The incident happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning on Interstate-80 near the east mixmaster.

Police say a car driven by 26-year old Jorge Santoyo of Des Moines rear-ended the trailer of a semi. As the car came to a rest near the inside lane, a third car then struck the semi.

Santoyo was air-lifted to the hospital where he later died.  No one else was injured.

The police report says Santoyo wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

The west bound lanes of I-80 were closed for more than an hour because of the crash.