An ice-covered roadway led to a serious accident Tuesday morning that left one person with life-threatening injuries.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a trooper was assisting with a one-vehicle accident near Loveland, Iowa just early Tuesday morning. While the trooper's vehicle was parked at mile-marker 68 on I-29 southbound, helping with that crash, the trooper's car was struck by another vehicle.

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The Iowa State Patrol says a southbound vehicle lost control on the ice-covered interstate and hit a cable barrier guard rail. It then hit the parked patrol car.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the trooper suffered minor injuries when his car was struck. The vehicle that hit the Iowa State Trooper's car had two people inside. The driver had minor injuries while their passenger suffered life-threatening injuries.

Thankfully, the slickest conditions should be behind us. KCRG TV 9 meteorologist Jan Ryherd reports that the drizzle will be coming to an end early this afternoon across eastern Iowa. Temperatures will fall throughout the afternoon as winds increase to 20 to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts. It appears that we'll see the return of snow Thursday afternoon and Thursday night, with some light accumulation possible.

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