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News: Driver charged for fatal collision in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, IA - According to KCCI, a man was charged with a fatal crash that killed a woman near US 6 and Boyrum St on August 7.

A 24-year-old male was allegedly looking at his phone when he ran a red light and collided with a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old woman around 1 p.m.

The impact caused the woman's vehicle to strike another vehicle.

Rescue crews transported the 30-year-old woman and her male passenger to an area hospital, where she died. The male passenger had to be resuscitated while he was at the hospital.

Investigators learned that the 24-year-old man was traveling at 44 mph in a 35 mph zone when he crashed into the 30-year-old woman's car.

Data extracted from the man's phone show he received and sent messages on social media before the crash.

Authorities have charged the 24-year-old man with homicide by vehicle-reckless driving and serious injury by vehicle.

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