Coggon Woman Hurt in Central City Crash

By Christy Aumer, Reporter

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa - A Coggon resident was hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening near Central City, officials said.

Officials responded around 6:20 p.m. to a two-vehicle personal injury crash on Highway 13 and West Maple Street to discover a vehicle on its side and another vehicle on the shoulder.

According to the Linn County sheriff's office, the vehicle on its side was driven by 57-year-old Steven R. Silver with one passenger, 49-year-old Carla R. Eagles, both of Hiawatha. Silver's vehicle was an old ambulance being used as a work vehicle but not a current operating ambulance, officials said. The other vehicle was driven by 51-year-old Diane K. Unertl of Coggon with no passengers.

According to officials, Unertl was traveling northbound on Highway 13 when Silver pulled onto Highway 13 to turn southbound from West Maple Street, causing Unertl and Silver to collide. Unertl was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, officials said. Silver and Eagles refused medical treatment or transport.

All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Silver was issued a citation for failing to yield upon entering through highway, officials said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
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