UPDATE: A LeClaire woman was among the injured in Sunday’s crash on Interstate 80 between mile markers 246-249 near Iowa City on Sunday.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Megan Ramirez, 47, received unknown injuries in the incident. Two others, David Mosinski, 57 of Fairfield, Iowa and Junier Caballero-Venero, age 37 of Houston, Texas, were killed. The report states that at approximately 5:30 a.m., the roadway became ice covered due to weather conditions. A 2023 Volvo semi driven by Johan Caballero-Venero, 37 of Houston, lost control and jackknifed, blocking all three lanes of the interstate. This caused a chain reaction involving 16 vehicles. A 2014 Chevy truck driven by Mosinski struck the rear of the semi, killing him. Junier Caballero-Venero exited the semi after the initial crash and was killed outside the truck.

The crash remains under investigation.

EARLIER UPDATE: According to an update on the Iowa State Patrol’s Facebook page from Trooper Bob Conrad, two people are dead and several others are injured after this morning’s crash on I-80.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:40 a.m.  According to a preliminary investigation, 15 vehicles were involved, nine semi-tractor trailers and six passenger vehicles. For reasons that are currently unclear, several drivers lost control of their vehicles and collided with each other. As a result, several people are injured and two others are dead. The names of the injured and dead have not been released, pending notification of relatives. More details are expected to be released after further investigation.

The two left lanes of I-80 westbound are now open. One lane remains closed to ensure the safety of personnel involved in the recovery and clean-up efforts.

EARLIER UPDATE: The Iowa State Patrol is asking drivers to avoid Interstate 80 westbound between mile markers 246-249 near Iowa City. The interstate is closed due to an early morning, multi-vehicle crash with several injuries.

Interstate traffic is exiting and reentering I-80 at the Highway 1 (mile marker 246) ramps. There is no timeline for reopening the interstate, so drivers are asked to use alternate routes in the meantime and visit the Iowa State Patrol’s Facebook page for the latest updates.