The Iowa State Patrol has identified the driver killed in a crash involving a car and semi Tuesday evening as Nicholas Drake Nelligan, 19, of Cedar Rapids.
The crash took place at the intersection of Highway 218 and the Shellsburg blacktop (64th Street). According to the State Patrol, Nelligan failed to stop at the stop sign while heading west on 64th Street, and his Pontiac entered the intersection from 64th and pulled into the path of the northbound semi driven by Joshua Svoboda of Vinton. Nelligan was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his car, 19-year-0ld-Miranda Lynn Smith-Kay, was taken by ambulance to Virginia Gay Hospital.
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office, North Benton Ambulance Service, Vinton Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene. More information will be coming as it is made available to us. The accident remains under investigation by the ISP.