Flood Warning

Passenger Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  A crash on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of one person in Polk County.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on NE 72nd Street just north of Interstate 80. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a sedan heading northbound on NE 72nd appears to have lost control and veered into oncoming traffic. The vehicle crashed into an SUV traveling southbound, at which time the passenger of the sedan was hit by the SUV.

The passenger of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the four occupants of the SUV as well as the driver of the sedan were transported to the hospital. There is currently no word on their conditions and no names of the individuals involved have yet been released.

Officials have not said whether road conditions were a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.