Linn County Crash Kills Norway Woman
A two vehicle collision on Wright Brother's Blvd. between Walford and Fairfax has claimed the life of a Norway woman. The Iowa State Patrol reports that 76-year-old Roberta Montague was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with a car driven by 36-year-old William Puetz of Cedar Rapids.
Officials say that Puetz was westbound on Wright Brothers and drifted into the eastbound lanes striking Montague at around 9:30 Monday morning. Puetz, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals where his condition is not known. Montague was transported to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids but did not survive.
The accident shut down local traffic for nearly three hours. Wright Brothers Blvd. was reopened at around 1:15 p.m.