HUXLEY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a Van Meter couple have died in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 35 near Huxley in central Iowa. The patrol says the crash happened Tuesday afternoon when a semitrailer crashed into the back of another semi that had slowed for traffic congestion, causing the chain-reaction crash. Four semitrailers, a van and pickup truck were all caught up in the crash. The patrol says 81-year old Gordon Martens and 79-year old Nora Martens, both of Van Meter, were in the pickup and died in the crash. The patrol says another person sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.
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