Illinois woman dies in series of NE Iowa crashes

GILBERTVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois woman died when a motorcycle she was a passenger on struck a patrol car on Interstate 380 in northeast Iowa as officers were directing traffic from an earlier crash involving an ambulance, motorcycle and truck.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) 44-year-old Shannan Managan of Harvey, Ill., died when the motorcycle hit the patrol car. The motorcycle’s driver, 44-year-old Roy Robinson, of Chicago, was injured.

The first crash was at about 12:45 p.m. In that crash, four ambulances and a medic helicopter responded, and authorities say as many as five people could be injured.

The first crash happened in the northbound lanes near Gilbertville, southeast of Waterloo.

The second crash was about 90 minutes later.

The crashes closed northbound lanes of I-380 for about four hours.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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