Traffic Moving Again After I-235 Crash in Des Moines

Iowa DOT

DES MOINES, Iowa – Emergency crews were called out to a crash on I-235 on the western edge of Des Moines Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 10:50 a.m. involving a car and a semi closed off all the eastbound lanes of I-235 between 56th Street and 42nd Street but some lanes were re-opened about 20 minutes later.

The crash backed up traffic for miles and traffic remains slow in the area.

Des Moines police say the car struck the semi in the 6500 block of I-235. The driver was out of the car when police arrived and believed to have minor injuries.

We’ll update this story with more information as it becomes available.