BENTON COUNTY, Iowa- Two people were killed, three others injured in an early Monday morning crash on Highway 30 in Benton County.
The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of a Hyundai Elantra, headed west around 5 a.m. went into the eastbound lane and collided with a semi near Van Horne.
Two passengers in the car, 21-year-old Jeremie Mvemba and 39-year-old Michou Mayola were killed.
Three people were injured and transported to the hospital, including the driver, 18-year-old Guetty Otshumbe, and two others, 32-year-old Jeannette Elese, and 45-year-old Jean-Claude Shako. All of the occupants in the car were from Cedar Rapids.
The driver of the semi, 71-year-old Paul Jarrett of Waukee was injured and taken to St Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
(Photo from KCRG TV-9)