A two-vehicle accident in Cedar Falls over the weekend left one person dead, four others injured, and both drivers facing drunk driving charges. Authorities say the victim, 28-year-old Ariane Cahoe-Miller of Cedar Falls, was a passenger in a car driven by 27-year-old Jennifer Jacobsen of Washburn. Their car collided with another vehicle, driven by 24-year-old Courtney Tomkins of Waterloo.
The crash occurred Saturday around 2 A.M. at the intersection of a state highway on-ramp and a city street. Officials say their preliminary investigation has revealed that Tomkins failed to yield for a flashing red light at the intersection. Authorities also say both drivers were legally drunk at the time of the crash.
Officials arrested Tomkins on charges of vehicular homicide, operating while intoxicated, and failure to yield. Jacobsen is charged with O-W-I. Both drivers were taken to the Black Hawk County Jail. Four other people involved in the crash were treated for injuries at a local hospital and released. Officials say the accident remains under investigation.