UPDATE: Driver Killed In Cedar Falls Crash Identified
Cedar Falls police have identified the driver killed in a weekend accident as a Waterloo woman.
According to authorities, 42-year-old Rebecca Hall-Fencl died Sunday when the sport utility vehicle she was operating slammed into the side of a semi tractor-tractor at the intersection of West Ridgeway Ave. and Hudson Road. The driver of the semi -- 70-year-old Michael Martin of Spring Hill, Fla., escaped injury.
The crash happened around 12:15 PM.
Police said witness accounts and physical evidence at the scene indicated that Hall-Fencl failed to stop a signed intersection. He Nissan SUV was going east on Ridgeway Ave. and the semi was traveling north on Hudson Road at the time of the accident.
According to a Cedar Falls police press release, Hall-Fencl suffered serious injuries in the crash. She was transported to Mercy One Waterloo Medical Center, where she later died.
The accident remains under investigation, authorities said.
Cedar Falls Public Safety officers were assisted at the scene by Mercy One Paramedics, the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies and the Cedar Falls Public Works Department.