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Teen gravely injured Tuesday in fiery crash has died, Cedar Rapids police say

Amadea M. Temple, 19, was pronounced dead Wednesday

CEDAR RAPIDS — A young Cedar Rapids woman has died after suffering significant injuries in a fiery crash early Tuesday.

Amadea M. Temple, 19, was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Police said Temple was gravely injured about 2 a.m. Tuesday when her vehicle drove off the road west of J Street and 66th Avenue SW and crashed and caught fire.

At this point in the investigation, police said they are not releasing details about how the wreck occurred.

When first responders arrived, police said, Temple’s 2010 Suzuki Kizashi was in an open field, engulfed in fire. A bystander had pulled Temple from the vehicle. She was the only person in the car, officials said.

Police said Temple was identified as a suspect after several vehicles were hit in a parking lot in the 200 block of Kirkwood Court SW before the crash.

The crash and the hit-and-run wrecks remain under investigation.

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