The area surrounding Blairs Ferry Road and Feather Ridge Roads in Linn County was the scene of a fatal crash Monday morning that killled an 18-year-old.

The identity and condition of the victim are not being released at this time, but we know more information about the driver. 54-year-old Susan Geels was travelling east on Blairs Ferry when, at around 8:06 a.m., according to the Linn County Sherriff's office, the victim lost control on the ice and slid into Geels' vehicle, sending her to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The road was initially blocked for a time as authorities encouraged drivers to seek alternate routes, reporting it as an "accident with serious injuries". It was upgraded later to a "fatal crash investigation", but reports say the area has been reopened to traffic. The Cedar Rapids Gazette will have the latest on the story as it progresses.

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[Via Gazette]