One Dead, Four Injured in Benton Co. Crash


BENTON COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- One person is dead and four others are hurt after a single vehicle crash in Benton County.

Nabintu Baguma, 28, from Cedar Rapids, was driving on Highway 30 at 5:25 a.m. on January 4 when they tried to pass a semi.

While passing, the car was met by another in the lane. To avoid a collision, Baguma swerved onto the south shoulder.

Baguma lost control of the car and went into the south ditch, where the vehicle rolled and a passenger was ejected.

Baguma, 50-year-old Zrephyre Kasigwa, 43-year-old Yaya Iddy, and 46-year-old Olusina Oladipo Coker were taken to Saint Luke's Hospital for injuries.

Aziza Nikuze,40, died from injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital, but later transported to a funeral home.

The driver and all passengers were from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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