WALNUT, Iowa — Authorities say a 9-year-old Nebraska boy has died in a crash off icy Interstate 80 in western Iowa.
The accident was reported about 10:30 p.m. Sunday near the town of Walnut. The Iowa State Patrol says the vehicle was headed when it slid off the slickened roadway and rolled onto its passenger side in a ditch.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol identified him as Joshua Tavares, who lived in Grand Island, Nebraska.
The driver was identified as 40-year-old Jesus Cantero-Perez, also of Grand Island. He and at least four of his passengers were taken to a hospital.