William W. Hicks Killed; Reggie R. Gist Injured in Multi Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 in Iowa City, IA

January 31, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
William W. Hicks, Reggie R. Gist
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Iowa State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles lost control on snowy and icy roads and collided

What Happened

Iowa State Patrol officials are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Iowa City, IA on January 31st, 2019. Police say roads that were 100% snow and ice covered led to several vehicles losing control on the road, colliding with one another. The crash involved at least seven passenger vehicles and four semi-trucks. 72-year-old William W. Hicks was killed in the accident. 36-year-old Reggie R. Gist was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

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