One Killed in Benton Co. Crash

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 218 last night.

Authorities say 19-year-old Nicholas Nelligan from Cedar Rapids was driving westbound on 64th Street when he failed to stop at the intersection with Highway 218.

Nelligan's vehicle collided with a semi driven by 27-year-old Joshua Svoboda from Vinton, who was driving northbound on Highway 218.

Nelligan was not wearing a seat belt and died in the crash.

Nelligan's passenger, 19-year-old Miranda Smith-Kay from Cedar Rapids, was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to Virginia Gay by Benton County EMS for her injuries.

The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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