Man dies in Benton County crash

A 19-year-old man died after a crash in Benton County.

The crash happened Tuesday, at 6:55 p.m., at Highway 218 Northbound at 64th Street.

Nicholas Nelligan, of Cedar Rapids, was driving west on 64th Street. 

Nelligan failed to stop at a stop sign. 

He then hit a vehicle driven by Joshua Svoboda of Vinton.

Nelligan was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Nelligan’s passenger, 19-year-old Miranda Smith-Kay, of Cedar Rapids, was also taken to the hospital. 

She was also not wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is under investigation.



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