Another Wrong-way Interstate Highway Collision/Death in Iowa

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Cedar Rapids police say a driver may have been going the wrong way on Interstate 380 before a head-on collision that killed one person and injured another.

Police say the crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say one of the vehicles was driving southbound in the northbound lane of I-380 before the crash.

One driver died at the scene of the accident. The other driver was flown the University of Iowa Hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

The names of the drivers were not immediately released.

Names Released in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash on I-380

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter, KCRG, Channel 9, ABC

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A young woman from Marion has been identified as the victim in a fatal car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 380 near Cedar Rapids.

Two vehicles collided head-on around 3:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-380, just south of the Wright Brothers Boulevard overpass. One of the drivers, Kelley McLaren, 25, of Marion, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police determined a car driven by Chase Goers, 17, of Cedar Rapids, was southbound in the northbound lanes before his car struck McLaren's car. Goers was airlifted to an Iowa City hospital with life-threatening injuries police said.

Officer Melissa Henderson, a police spokeswoman, said investigators were still working to determine why Goers was driving the wrong way. No charges have been filed.

No official medical condition was available for Goers, who was at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours while police investigated the accident Sunday morning.

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Names-Released-in-Wrong-Way-Fatal-Crash-on-I-380--180009821.html

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Names Released in Wrong-Way Fatal Crash on I-380

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A young woman from Marion has been identified as the victim in a fatal car crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 380 near Cedar Rapids.

A 25-year-old Kelley McLaren of Marion died. The other car was being driven by Chase Goers, 17 or Cedar Rapids

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