A multi-vehicle pile-up killed one person and closed Interstate 80 in eastern Iowa near Stockton on Thursday for about five hours. Walcott firefighters initially responded about 4:30 P.M. to a rollover wreck that ejected two people into the median.
Walcott fire chief Joe Hahn says as eastbound traffic slowed for that wreck, there was a fiery chain reaction crash involving nine more vehicles. Hahn says a semi rear-ended a group of cars in traffic that was backed up from the first accident. Four cars burned and one semi. A five-year-old girl was killed. She was traveling with her family from Colorado to Michigan. The girl’s mother was injured along with at least four other people.