Deadly 70-car pileup in Iowa caught on camera

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Authorities say seven people have been killed — including two teenage sisters — on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.The Des Moines Register reports that 17-year-old Avery Arneson and 13-year-old Aiden Arneson, sisters from Decorah, died a two-vehicle crash around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a county road in northeast Iowa. Four other teens were injured and hospitalized in that crash.In Cedar Rapids, two men died in a crash on Interstate 380. Killed were 24-year-old Jacolby Jesse Burks, of Cedar Rapids, and 21-year-old Devion Martel Luster, of Dixon, Illinois.One person died and several people were critically injured in the pileup that closed Interstate 35 near Ames.On I-80, police say a person was killed in a crash east of Grinnell around 1:20 p.m., and another person died and two others were injured at 1:40 p.m. near Durant.Video courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation


  • Adam F
    Adam F  a years ago +5232

    stupid, so preventable. Many vehicles were clearly driving way too fast for conditions.
    *Update - Wow over 4k likes, thanks all, be safe on the roads and buckle up!

  • Colma B
    Colma B  5 months ago +748

    Oh boy, a massive blizzard, time to go 80 mph

  • Hmoob Dude
    Hmoob Dude  5 months ago +563

    Blizzard? ✅
    Low visibility? ✅
    Slippery road? ✅
    Time to go 85 mph

  • Evin Sabberton
    Evin Sabberton  3 months ago +234

    Props to the semi drivers who went straight off the road and didnt hit anyone at all.
    Nobody should have been going that fast but good job not panicking and doing the safest maneuver

  • 00 Josh
    00 Josh  5 months ago +217

    Wow, I didn't know that there were 70 cars in Iowa

  • ceedaddy
    ceedaddy  8 months ago +1687

    My question is ...Why the hell do they all look like they are driving 90mph in the snow....!!!

  • Kevin L
    Kevin L  5 months ago +125

    I have 4 wheel drive, snow tires, and chains but when i come DOWN my canyon ski resort in snowy conditions i go no faster than 10mph. 4 wheel drive does not make you brake any faster. Going very slow is the only thing that works. All these people were going way too fast.

  • Kevin Karg
    Kevin Karg  5 months ago +273

    These same idiots probably do 35 mph in the middle of the freakin' summer!

  • FeatheryBird
    FeatheryBird  4 months ago +37

    The two truckers who vered off a direct hit at 3:35 did a great job. That saved many lived no doubt.

  • Lee Johnson
    Lee Johnson  5 months ago +55

    The skill and reactions of the truck drivers in this video is excellent. It could have been so much worse.

  • Shin Anthony
    Shin Anthony  a years ago +2913

    oh look there's so much snow on the road. Better drive super fast~ ;)

  • Alexander Limpin
    Alexander Limpin  5 months ago +165

    Honestly, looks like a bunch of AI drivers out of a GTA game.

  • The Gornlord
    The Gornlord  5 months ago +105

    imagine trying to exchange insurance not knowing how many cars bumped into you and you into others.
    It would be hell figuring that shit out

  • Starving Wolf
    Starving Wolf  5 months ago +69

    I like how everyones driving as fast as they can..

  • iValter Baptista
    iValter Baptista  5 months ago +58

    If i stopped in time, i would drive my vehicle off the road to the bush on the side of the highway.

  • Minnow Mania
    Minnow Mania  10 months ago +1243

    Where is everyone's tail lights and hazard lights???

  • Linda Brady
    Linda Brady  5 months ago +82

    I live in Canada bad roads all winter long, you have to drive to road conditions. First get winter tires, slow down and when you go to work leave earlier.

  • Radio 4Men
    Radio 4Men  4 months ago +20

    Lets tailgate each other, and misguide the distance before slamming on the brake!! well done..

  • JR
    JR  5 months ago +56

    Imagine trying to sort the insurance claims for that lot.

  • Has_Matt
    Has_Matt  5 months ago +27

    When the roads look like that, that's the day you call your boss and tell them no, you aren't coming in to work today.