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West Des Moines police: Crash halts traffic, injures drivers on westbound I-235

The crash happened near the 63rd Street exit and caused a backup for nearly two hours Thursday morning.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — An early morning crash sent two drivers to the hospital and slowed westbound traffic on I-235 for hours Thursday morning, West Des Moines police say. 

Officers told Local 5 that an SUV rear-ended a stalled car on the shoulder of the highway near 63rd Street around 6:30 a.m.

The West Des Moines Fire Department's emergency crews removed both drivers from their vehicles and transported them to local hospitals. 

Police believe the drivers were only minorly injured. Traffic was stalled until the scene was cleared around 8 a.m. 

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