18-Year Old Woman Dies in Blairs Ferry Road Collision

An 18-year old woman was killed just after 8 o’clock this(Mon) morning, when she lost control of her vehicle on Blairs Ferry Road in Linn County and collided, head-on, with another vehicle.   The victim’s name is being withheld by Sheriff’s deputies until her relatives are notified.

Authorities say the other driver, 54-year old Susan Geels of Cedar Rapids, was eastbound on Blairs Ferry near Feather Ridge Road, when the 18-year old driver’s westbound vehicle slid on some ice into the oncoming traffic.  She was pronounced dead at the scene, while Geels was taken by Area Ambulance to Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

(Linn County deputies received assistance at the scene from the Sheriff’s Rescue Team, Monroe and Hiawatha Fire, Hiawatha Police and Area Ambulance.)