Driver in fatal Mount Vernon crash identified

A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff’s Office squad car. (file photo)

MOUNT VERNON — Authorities have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday near Mount Vernon.

According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 75-year-old William Zahn, of Cedar Rapids, was driving west on Mount Vernon Road around 5:51 a.m. Thursday when his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer entered the ditch. Authorities said the vehicle hit a driveway at 1001 W. Mount Vernon Road, rolled and came to rest in a bean field.

Zahn, the lone occupant of the Trailblazer, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Zahn was a longtime independent contractor for Gazette Communications, Inc.

l Comments: (319) 398-8238; lee.hermiston@thegazette.com

CONTINUE READING

MORE Public Safety ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...

ELDORA - Throughout Kasey Hilpipre's emotional victim impact statement in a nearly full courtroom at the Hardin County Courthouse on Friday, she repeated how Dean Hilpipre had better hope God forgives him for what he did to her th ...

Tipped to what authorities say appear to be hundreds of surreptitious videos of "disrobed" boys, the state Division of Criminal Investigation said Friday it was probing the coach of a youth basketball program that includes promin ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.