ALTOONA, Iowa - Five people were taken to local hospitals in a crash involving about 25 vehicles on Interstate Highway 80 near Altoona on Monday afternoon, the Des Moines Register reported.
The crash happened on I-80 near the U.S. Highway 65 exit at about 3:20 p.m. Monday. It involved about 25 vehicles in about a mile and a half stretch of road, said Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Alex Murphy.
Five people were taken to Des Moines hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, Murphy said.
The crash caused I-80 westbound to be blocked for hours. Murphy said Iowa State Patrol troopers expected all lanes to be back open at about 6:30 p.m. Monday.