21-year-old killed in Cedar Rapids crash

Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 6:07 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A 21-year-old died in a crash in Cedar Rapids on Friday.

Police said it happened near Highway 30 and 21st Street Southwest at about 6:31 p.m.

Officials said the vehicle had gone off the road and hit railroad property below the bridge spanning the tracks and Prairie Creek.

First responders administered aid at the scene, but the driver, identified as Nicholas Pearson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Pearson may have suffered a medical incident, leading to loss of control of the vehicle.

Westbound traffic on Highway 30 was delayed for several hours following the crash.