Area Man Dies in 2 Vehicle Accident in Linn County
A Vinton man has died in a two-vehicle accident in Linn County.
According to the Linn County Sheriff, it happened at about 7:45am Wednesday (Jan. 17) at Eastbound Highway 30 and 80th Street, just north of Fairfax.
An eastbound Pontiac Vibe driven by 62 year old John Gibbs of Vinton, had entered the median, striking several crash guard sand barrels.
The vehicle then re-entered the highway, where it struck a Ford Edge driven by 67 year old Bruce Gardner of Garrison. Gardner's car stopped on the highway, while Gibbs' vehicle flipped onto it's top.
Gibbs was extricated from his vehicle; he was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, where he was pronounced dead. Gardner was taken to St. Lukes with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident is under investigation.