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Three hurt in wrong way crash on Interstate 29 in Sioux City

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UPDATE (9:35 p.m.)

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - At least three people injured, including a 14-year-old, following a wrong-way accident on Interstate 29 that caused a multi-vehicle pile-up, Friday night.

Officials with the Sioux City Police Department say the crash, which took place shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, was caused by a wrong way driver.

Police are unsure how the southbound driver entered the northbound lanes of Interstate 29 near the Wesley Parkway interchange. But, investigators say the driver struck another oncoming vehicle. Police say the accident led to a chain reaction involving three other vehicles.

Investigators haven't identified the wrong-way driver, and say the driver isn't cooperating with the investigation. Police say they are seeking a warrant to test the driver's blood.

No one else involved in the crash have been identified either. Investigators call the injuries suffered in the accident "non-life-threatening".

Police say the case is still under investigation, and expect to release a more detailed report on Monday.


PREVIOUS (6:45 p.m.)

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Interstate 29 has fully reopened after a multi-vehicle crash in Sioux City blocked the roadway.


PREVIOUS (6:30 p.m.)

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A lane of traffic has opened on Interstate 29 after a multi-vehicle crash blocked the roadway.

Traffic was blocked on I-29 northbound between IA 12 and Exit 148: US77; Wesley Parkway.

Authorities are directing traffic in the area, but the roads are still backed up at this time. Expect delays if traveling in the area.


PREVIOUS (6 p.m.)

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Interstate 29 northbound in Sioux City is blocked due to a crash.

Iowa 511 says the road is blocked between IA 12 and Exit 148: US77; Wesley Parkway.

KTIV's Weather Cam in the area shows that traffic is backed up, if you are traveling in that area, expect delays or try to find an alternate route.

This is a Developing Story. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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