A massive pile up occurred on I-35, affecting a “Dancing With The Stars” tour bus which had almost arrived for the show in Ames, Iowa. Fortunately the DWTS cast and crew only suffered minor injuries, but that crash saw one dead and five sent to hospital.The Des Moines Register notes that seven people are dead and as many as 10 people injured in many more accidents across Iowa during the current freezing weather

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up The Night’ show in Ames canceled

Due to bad weather and the snow-covered road the multiple car accident happened on the I-35, close to Ames on Monday afternoon.

While cast and crew of “Dancing with the Stars” only receive minor injuries, the performance that night in Ames was cancelled. However, US Weekly reports that one person did die in the multi-vehicle pile up, while five others were injured.

ABC told US Weekly in a statement that due to the unforeseen multi vehicle crash and that the health and safety of their crew and cast is of utmost importance, the show to be held at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa was cancelled. The statement went on to pass on the best wishes of the entire cast of DWTS to all involved in the accident, wishing them a speedy recovery.

They also went on to apologize to fans that had been waiting to see Monday night’s show. ABC added that rescheduling information and refunds would be available soon.

70 cars in one multiple accident

KCCI quotes the Story County Sheriff’s Department as saying more than 70 cars had been involved in the accident, which happened after a severe snowstorm.

What made matters worse was that cars continued entering the highway, leading them to collide with vehicles already affected by accidents.

185 crashes in Iowa on Monday

The Des Moines Register reported that 185 crashes occurred across Iowa, involving more than 150 vehicles.

Sgt. Nathan Ludwig of the Iowa State Patrol told them he couldn’t remember any other day as deadly on the roads in his 20 years with the department. According to Ludwig, more victims have been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, so the death toll could rise. In total, the Iowa State Patrol was forced to respond to 185 crashes between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday across the state.

The National Weather Service reportedly recorded 5.4 inches of snow at Des Moines International Airport. This made a 769-day record for a snow level of three inches or more in that city. However meteorologists said Wapello saw the most snow, at 8.5 inches.