Public Safety

One dead after Vinton crash involving semi

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One driver is dead after a crash in Vinton that occurred at around 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

According to an accident report by the Department of Public Safety, Nicholas Drake Nelligan, 19, of Cedar Rapids was westbound on 64th Street in Vinton when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 218, where a semi trailer was crossing.

Nelligan’s vehicle crashed into the semi, which was being driven by Joshua Allen Svoboda, 27, of Vinton.

According to the report, Nelligan was not wearing a seat belt and died in the crash.

Miranda Lynn Smith-Kay, 19, of Cedar Rapids was a passenger in Nelligan’s car, She was also not wearing a seat belt and was taken to Virginia Gay for her injuries.

Iowa State Patrol continues to investigate this accident.

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