Marion teen identified after fatal crash in Dubuque County

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Authorities have identified a Marion teen, killed in a Dubuque County crash, Friday.

An image of Jaycee Payne. The 17-year-old was killed while riding in a pickup truck that slid into oncoming traffic. (Courtesy: Zack Hofmann)

Jaycee M. Payne, 17, was killed when a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, driven by Oliver Clanin, 17, of Cedar Rapids, slid into oncoming traffic, according to a Saturday news release from Capt. Harley V. Pothoff with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office.

The collision happened around 4:30 p.m. on Sundown Road, about 1.5 miles north of Highway 151, Pothoff said.

The captain said Clanin's Nissan was traveling southbound on Sundown Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle "due to the roadway becoming ice covered."

"The vehicle slid sideways across the center dividing line and into the northbound lane of Sundown Road," Pothoff said in the release. "A northbound 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Michael McArthur, 46, of Asbury, was unable to avoid the collision with the Clanin vehicle and struck the Clanin vehicle on the passenger's side."

Payne died from injuries sustained in the crash, Pothoff said. Clanin was transported to Finley Hospital in Dubuque and was later taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, McArthur, was taken to Finley Hospital and treated for what Pothoff described as non-life-threatening injuries.

"Sundown Road was closed for approximately 2 1/2 hours due to the collision," Pothoff said. "The Iowa State Patrol and Peosta Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office."

Pothoff said authorities will continue to investigate the crash.

A family friend of Clanin, Zack Hofmann, created a GoFundMe for the injured teen and for Payne. Both efforts had an initial goal of $5,000.

Those interested in donating to Clanin's family can click here. Those wanting to help Payne's family with funeral expenses can donate here.

In his post, Hofmann said Clanin and Payne had been snowboarding the day of the crash and were making the trip home.

"Oliver is currently at the University Hospital in Iowa City with a long road of recovery ahead of him," Hofmann said in the post. "Jaycee was a Junior at Linn Mar High School. He will be greatly missed by friends and family as well as the Linn-Mar community."