The Iowa State Patrol reports a 2004 GMC driven by 40-year-old Jesus Cantero-Perez was traveling west on I-80 at around 10:30 p.m. near the Marne exit, when the vehicle went out of control due to freezing rain/icy conditions.
The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled onto its passenger side.
A passenger in the vehicle, nine-year-old Joshua Tavares, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.
Canter-Perez, and his passengers, 35-year-old Wendy Tavares, 11-year-old Ashley Tavares, 12-year-old Kimberly Tavares, 11-year-old Yamilet Cantero, 15-year-old Jonathan Tavares, and 10-year-old Emanuel Cantero, were all injured in the crash.
Four of the injured children were not wearing seat belts. Both adults were buckled-up.
The injured were transported by Marne and Walnut Rescue to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic