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UPDATE: Authorities release the name of the person killed after a collision on I-29 near Salix, Iowa Thursday

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KTIV's Kayah Gauman tweeted this photo from the accident Near Salix, Iowa. KTIV's Kayah Gauman tweeted this photo from the accident Near Salix, Iowa.
KTIV's Kayah Gausman is on the scene near the accident by Salix, Iowa. KTIV's Kayah Gausman is on the scene near the accident by Salix, Iowa.
Courtesy: Iowa Department of Transportation Courtesy: Iowa Department of Transportation

NEAR SALIX, Iowa (KTIV) - Authorities have released the name of the person killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 29 near Salix, Iowa Thursday afternoon.

He's identified as 71-year old Allen Lueck of Rosendale, Wisconsin.

He was the driver of a sport utility vehicle that went out of control in the northbound lanes, went through the median and struck two southbound cars.

Two other vehicles were then involved in a separate crash at the same location.

Four other people went to the hospital with injuries, but were all released.

The accidents happened as the roadway was becoming slush-covered.

Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew says drivers were going too fast for road conditions.

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UPDATED April 3, 2014 - 10:00 p.m.

NEAR SALIX, Iowa - Officials are blaming that weather for an accident that left one dead south of Sioux City Thursday.

At about 4:30 p.m. a north bound S-U-V on Interstate 29 near Salix, Iowa lost control on the slippery roads.

The SUV crossed the median, hitting two south-bound cars and causing a five-car collision.

One of the people inside that SUV died and four others were injured.

All four of those people have been released from the hospital.

Officials say they'll conduct an investigation as usual, but it's likely the weather is to blame

"Even though we think it's spring, be on guard, be ready for changing weather conditions. If you don't have to drive, please don't. Always maintain your speed and your following distance," said Iowa State Trooper John Farley.

Officials closed the southbound lane of I-29 at the Salix exit, redirecting the heavy rush hour traffic to the highway for several miles.


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