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UPDATE: Investigators say ice-covered roads caused deadly I-29 accident

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IDOT camera Near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa IDOT camera Near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

UPDATE (7:00pm):

Investigators say they know how a deadly accident happened, on Interstate 29, near Sioux City, early Wednesday morning.

The Iowa State Patrol says, shortly before 7:00am, an SUV driven by 55-year-old David Browder, of Cascade, Montana, lost control on a stretch of northbound I-29 that was 100% ice-covered.

The SUV crossed the median, and went into the southbound lanes where it rolled. 14-year-old passenger Memory Browder was ejected during the crash. That's when a semi-tanker, driven by 31-year-old Cristobal Garcia-Flores, struck the SUV.

David Browder died in the accident. Garcia-Flores was hurt. So were passengers in the SUV including Memory Browder, 29-year-old Bond Browder, of Great Falls, Montana, and 54-year-old Steven Todd, of Johnsonville, South Carolina.

Previous script:

The crash happened around 7:30 Wednesday morning on Interstate 29.

The Woodbury County sheriff's office says one person was killed and three others injured.

These pictures from the scene were sent to us by a viewer.

Details of what happened are not yet known, but you can see the crash involved a tanker semi that blocked both southbound lanes and another vehicle that was on its side, up against the tanker.

Names of those involved have not been released.

The interstate was reopened after a couple of hours.

This is in the same area of I-29 that was shut down for several hours Tuesday by a separate accident.

Previous script:

Authorities in western Iowa say a vehicle collision with a semitrailer has killed one man and injured three others.

Maj. Greg Stallman with the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says the three adults and a boy were in a northbound vehicle Wednesday on Interstate 29 near Sergeant Bluff. The vehicle crossed the center line and hit a southbound semitrailer.

He says the crash temporarily closed some traffic in the area, but all lanes on the highway have been reopened.

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Previous  Story:

Iowa DOT says I-29 southbound: Roadway reopened to traffic.

Between Exit 135: County Road D51 and Exit 141: 1st Street and Sioux Gateway Airport (near Sergeant Bluff). The roadway is reopened to traffic.

Last updated today at 9:45am CST

Previous Story:

Iowa Department of Transportation officials say Interstate 29 southbound between Exit 135 is blocked: County Road D51 and Exit 141: 1st Street and Sioux Gateway Airport (near Sergeant Bluff).

All lanes are blocked due to an accident.

A detour is in operation.

Click here for the IDOT website.

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