Cedar Rapids Man Among Those Killed In Monday’s I-380 Crash
A Monday snowstorm that dumped around five inches of snow on the city of Cedar Rapids also spurred accidents all across the state of Iowa. An accident on I-380 northbound at Highway 30, killed two men in their 20's.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department reports 24-year-old Jacolby Jesse Burks of Cedar Rapids and 21-year-old Devion Martel Luster of Dixon, Illinois were both pronounced dead at the scene Monday morning. Burks was in the front seat, and Luster in the back. 25-year-old DeShawn Woods of Cedar Rapids was in the front passenger seat. He was taken to Unity Point-St. Luke's Hospital with serious injuries, after initially being treated at the scene.
Police say Burks was driving the vehicle northbound on I-380 when the 2007 Mercury Montego he was driving left the road and hit a pillar support of the bridge overpass. Accident investigators with the C.R. Police Department determined that Burks lost control due to the interstate being covered with snow at the time.
Burks and Luster were two of seven traffic fatalities in Iowa on Monday.