Head-on Crash Leaves Cedar Rapids Man in Critical Condition
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A Cedar Rapids man was in critical condition at a hospital after a head-on collision Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, police said.
Police said two sport-utility vehicles collided around 9:40 p.m. on a railroad overpass on Sixth Street SW, just south of 33rd Avenue SW. Both vehicles were heavily damaged, and firefighters extricated both drivers.
Investigators determined a southbound Ford Edge driven by Madeline Freeze, 17, of Cedar Rapids, collided with a northbound Jeep Cherokee driven by Kraig Weber, 38, of Cedar Rapids.
Weber was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was in critical condition Wednesday morning, police said. Two police sources told The Gazette earlier Wednesday that the crash had turned fatal, but those reports were determined to be inaccurate.
Freeze was treated and released from Mercy Medical Center, police said.
Investigators were still determining the factors that played a role in the crash.
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