A section of Highway 30 in Benton County was closed today after two people died in a head-on collision that happened at about 4:30 a.m. The scene of the wreck was about 15 miles west of Cedar Rapids, not far from where Highway 218 intersects with Highway 30.
A woman in an eastbound car ran into a westbound S.U.V. being driven by a man. There were no passengers in either vehicle. A trucker who came upon the scene tried to help, using his fire extinguisher to fight the flames consuming the S.U.V. Highway 30 was closed in both directions for about two hours.
The identies of the victims have not been released.