Weather Conditions Result in Crashes, Multiple Fatalities on Iowa Roads

CEDAR COUNTY, Iowa  --  The Iowa State Patrol says its officers covered 185 total accidents from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, and several across the state were fatal.

In Cedar County, one driver died while standing near their vehicle. The Iowa State Patrol says a driver exited their car after hitting another vehicle on I-80. A third car then lost control, hitting the back of the stopped car and pushing it into the driver.

Grinnell's fire chief says one person died in a pile-up near Malcolm involving at least 20 vehicles. This included one of the Dancing With the Stars - Light Up The Night, Live! tour buses. The tour cancelled Monday night's performance in Ames as several cast and crew members recover from minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Multi-vehicle crash on I-80 near Malcolm (WHO-HD)

During the span of 4 1/2 hours, Cedar Rapids police say they responded to 44 accidents. Police say one of the crashes claimed two lives when a car left the roadway and hit the pillar of a bridge overpass on I-380. A third person in the vehicle was taken to the hospital for serious injuries.

One person died in a massive pileup in Ames that involved 50-70 vehicles.

In Winneshiek County, two teenagers were killed and four others injured in a collision with a pickup truck.