Public Safety

Linn County Sheriff's Office identifies man killed in Sunday morning crash

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has identified Larry Lee Luther, 81, of Amana, as the man who was killed in a nearly head-on vehicle wreck Sunday morning in Fairfax.

Luther was killed when Megan Gradoville, 17, of Cedar Rapids, turned her car into the path of his oncoming vehicle, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Around 9:45 a.m., Luther and his wife, Donna Kay Luther, 78, a passenger, were traveling northbound on Williams Boulevard as the southbound teen turned left at Prairie Avenue, the release said.

Luther was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife and Gradoville were taken to a hospital with what were thought to be non-life-threatening injuries.

All three were wearing seat belts, the sheriff’s office said.

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