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Driver dies after vehicle flips off I-380, falls to railroad tracks below

A vehicle lies on its roof along Fourth Street SE under Interstate 380 in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Cliff Jette /The Gazette)
A vehicle lies on its roof along Fourth Street SE under Interstate 380 in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Cliff Jette /The Gazette)
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A driver died Monday after his car flipped off Interstate 380 near downtown Cedar Rapids.

The driver, a 59-year-old man, was found dead when emergency crews arrived at the crash. His name is being withheld pending notification of family members, Public Safety Communications Coordinator Greg Buelow said.

At 4:11 p.m., police officers and firefighters were called to the crash on A Avenue near Fourth Street NE, Buelow said.

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CEDAR RAPIDS - A vehicle that flipped off Interstate 380 in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday leading to the death of a 59-year-old man appears to have ramped off snow piled on the shoulder to the railroad tracks below near Fourth Street and A Avenue NE, a public safety official said on Tuesday morning.

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The driver was heading north on I-380 when he lost control of the vehicle and went over the guardrail on the S-curve, landing on the railroad tracks below near A Avenue and Fourth Street NE.

The vehicle landed on its roof, crushing the cabin. An autopsy is pending.

Traffic was shut down at A Avenue and First Street NE, including the I-380 North on ramp from First Street while crews worked on the scene.

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