Public Safety

Ely driver, passenger named in fatal SUV-train crash in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police have identified the driver and passenger killed when the SUV they were in was struck by a train Sunday.

Ethan W. Mortensen, 32, of Ely was driving the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and David P. Mortensen, 66, of Ely was a passenger when the vehicle was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific train in the 3000 block of C Street SW on Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

An autopsy is pending with the Linn County Medical Examiner’s Officer and the crash remains under investigation, according to the release.

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