Female driver dies after crashing into pillar of bridge on I-80

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CENTRAL IOWA – A female driver died on I-80 on Thursday afternoon after crashing into the pillar of a bridge.

According to Iowa State Patrol, troopers were alerted to the crash after dispatchers got several 911 calls about an erratic driver on I-80. When officials got there, they found a car in the median near mile marker 147 on I-80. The car had slammed into the pillar of a bridge and then landed in the median. 

Iowa State Patrol says that the female driver,  35-year-old Shawn Kachel of Des Moines, died at the scene.

It’s not clear what exactly caused her to go into the pillar. 

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