Iowa State Patrol: Speed Played a Role in Fatal I-80 Accident

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa -- One person is dead following an accident on Interstate 80.

The crash happened near the east mix-master around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. The Iowa State Patrol says 37-year-old Travis Gonzalez of Bondurant, was driving his pickup westbound on the interstate at a high rate of speed. Troopers say near mile marker 139, Gonzales rear ended a Ford Focus.

Investigators say a 24-year-old passenger in the Ford Focus was killed and another passenger, a 22-year-old, was life-flighted to a local hospital. The victim's name have not been released at this time.

Investigators say Gonzalez could face criminal charges.


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