Death toll rises after Midwest ice storms

At least six people have been killed after ice storms continued Sunday throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.

As reported by USA TODAY,  the majority of the weather-related death happened because of car crashes.

Ice storm warnings, freezing rain advisories and winter weather advisories were in effect from northern New Mexico to central Illinois. Winter storm watches and warnings were in effect from eastern Colorado to southern Minnesota.

In Iowa, weather service meteorologist Andrew Ansorge said parts of the state could see two- to three-tenths of an inch of ice. He said Southern Iowa could receive up to a quarter of an inch by Monday morning.

The governors of Oklahoma and Missouri declared states of emergency, and the National Guard was placed in Missouri and Kansas, where 200 guardsmen are set to patrol roads and help with stranded drivers.