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UPDATE: Iowans Mourn Former Mayor
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Iowans are mourning the loss of a former mayor.
On Tuesday, former Des Moines Mayor Richard Olson died in a car crash in Maine.
Police say Olsons car crossed a center line and hit another car; both the driver and passenger of that car were also killed.
Olson was the mayor of Des Moines from 1972 to 1979 and was an early backer of the popular downtown skywalk system.
Governor Terry Branstad says Olson was a dedicated public servant and is credited with creating successful downtown development.