Public Safety

Man dies after Wednesday night crash in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — A man has died from injuries suffered in a Wednesday night crash in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids police responded to a crash in the 1600 block of Ellis Boulevard NW around 7:09 p.m. Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said the driver, a 41-year-old man, crashed his car into a utility pole. There were downed electrical lines in the area, Buelow said.

First responders extricated the driver from the four-door car and transported him to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Buelow said the crash still is under investigation. The name of the driver is being withheld until family members can be notified.

Comments: (319) 339-3155;

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.