Wright Brothers Blvd. reopened near Maple Grove Rd. for crash clean up

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Linn County Sheriff's Office said traffic is moving again on Wright Brother's Boulevard between Tissel Hollow and Maple Grove roads after crews cleaned up the debris from a crash earlier this week.

The sheriff's office said it happened around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday when a 17-year-old, heading north on Maple Grove Road, pulled out into the path of a semi hauling corn on Wright Brothers Boulevard.

The driver of the semi swerved to avoid hitting the 17-year-old and hit a full-sized truck, according to the sheriff's office. In doing so, he also hit the 17-year-old's car.

The semi's driver lost control and ended up spilling the load of corn onto the roadway and ended up in a ditch.

The 17-year-old and his 16-year-old passenger went to the hospital for what the sheriff's office said were non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the semi and full-sized truck were not hurt. Everyone was wearing seatbelts.

The sheriff's office said deputies issued a citation to the 17-year-old for failing to yield upon entering a highway.

The closure on Wednesday is to allow heavy equipment operators to clean up spilled grain and to remove the semi