Two Killed in Crash After Driver Travels Wrong Way on I-35

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 35 in West Des Moines on Sunday morning.

West Des Moines police say the incident happened around 2 a.m. Officials say a vehicle driven by 49-year-old Monte Johnson of Hartford was traveling south in the northbound lanes and collided with another vehicle driven by 32-year-old Nripin Chinni of West Des Moines.

Both drivers were killed in the crash. Durga Papina, a 27-year-old West Des Moines resident, was a passenger in the northbound vehicle, and was seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Police are still investigating the crash.