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News: Man sentenced for fatal DUI crash on I-380 in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash that happened on I-380 near 7th Street NE on March 7, 2021, according to KCRG.

A 34-year-old man was driving a truck south in the northbound lanes of traffic when he slammed into an SUV around 2:05 a.m.

Rescue crews pronounced a 23-year-old man from the SUV dead at the scene. They transported two others from the SUV and the truck driver to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The pickup truck driver turned himself in after warrants were issued for his arrest. He pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and homicide by vehicle as part of a plea deal.

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