An eighth person has died as the result of multiple vehicle crashes that occurred on Monday as a winter storm blanketed parts of the state with up to 8 inches of snow. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service recorded 5.4 inches of snow at the Des Moines International Airport, snapping a record 769-day stretch without 3 inches or more of snowfall in the city. The most snow fell in Wapello, which saw 8.5 inches, meteorologists said. The Iowa Department of Transportation has released footage from the overhead traffic cameras of yesterday’s multi-car pileup crash.
Warning: the video may be disturbing to some viewers.