The first crash happened just before 8 a.m. in Pottawattamie County. Authorities say 26-year old Andrew Redinbaugh, of Shelby, died after his pickup left I-80 and struck an overpass for 298th Street. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
And, a little before 5:30 p.m., a car driven by 76-year old Johny Joe Ford, of Maryville, Missouri crossed the centerline of Highway 34 in Mills County, before it collided head-on with another vehicle. He died in the accident.
The driver of the second car, 48-year old Michael Anthony Vasquez, of Malvern, was critically injured and transported by helicopter to a trauma center in Omaha.
(By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)