One person died in a fiery semi crash early this morning in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids police department received several calls about an accident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380 at 1:25 this morning.
They arrived to find the cab of the semi had broken through the guardrail of the interstate and the cab and trailer were on fire. The trailer was full of appliances and some fell to the ground below the highway. Fire crews on and below the interstate battled the fire.
One person was found in the burning cab of the truck, but police are not yet releasing the name of the victim. Police are still unsure what caused the accident.