One dead after semi vs. car crash on Highway 218

By  | 

BENTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG) - One person is dead after a crash on Highway 218 at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say 19-year-old Nicholas Drake Nelligan from Cedar Rapids was driving a car westbound on 64th Street when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 218.

Nelligan's vehicle collided with a semi driven by 27-year-old Joshua Allen Svoboda from Vinton, who was driving northbound on Highway 218.

Nelligan was not wearing a seat belt and died in the crash.

Nelligan's passenger, 19-year-old Miranda Lynn Smith-Kay from Cedar Rapids, was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Virginia Gay by Benton County EMS for her injuries.

The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.