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Grinnell College football player Davis Cooper was struck and killed while walking on Interstate 80

Grinnell College linebacker Davis Cooper was having a solid Freshman season for his football team racking up 15 tackles with 1.5 sacks.

Unfortunately, he was struck and killed while walking onto the interstate near Interstate 80 near Altoona.

According to the police report, Davis Cooper, of Pasadena, California, entered the westbound lanes of I-80 near mile marker 144 on foot, according to crash report by the Iowa State Patrol.


Cooper, 18, was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling west on I-80 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cooper parked at a nearby convenience store before he walked onto the road.

Please keep the Cooper family in your prayers.

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