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.