Public Safety

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.

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