Two semis crash, block I-235 in Des Moines early Wednesday

Semi crash blocks I-235 photo by WHO TV

DES MOINES, Iowa – A portion of I-235 in Des Moines was closed early Wednesday morning after an accident involving two semi tractor-trailers.

The accident happened around 1:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-235 near the East University exit. Des Moines police say a semi was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions when it lost control and hit a second semi.

WHO TV reports that the first semi jackknifed, blocking the eastbound lanes of travel. Eastbound I-235 was shut down for a while as crews worked to clear the accident.

Police say there were minor injuries involved in the crash.

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