Public Safety

Woman, 19, critically injured in early morning Cedar Rapids crash

Also suspected in striking parked cars 1 mile away

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids woman was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City early this morning after a bystander pulled her from her crashed vehicle in southwest Cedar Rapids.

Amadea Marline Temple, 19, suffered life-threatening injuries at 2:09 a.m. in a single-vehicle crash west of J Street and 66th Avenue SW, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Temple was alone in the vehicle.

 

UPDATE: Gravely injured teen has died

 

As emergency responders arrived, Temple’s 2010 Suzuki Kizashi was on fire in an open field near the intersection.

Police said she was identified as a suspect involved in striking several vehicles about 1 mile away in a parking lot in the 200 block of Kirkwood Court SW before the crash.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash and the hit-and-run incident.

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