Center Point Man Killed in Weekend Crash

police-lightsAuthorities have released the name of the person killed in an accident near Center Point over the weekend. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year old Joshua Reed of Center Point died after the vehicle he was riding in went out of control in the 4500 block of Urbana Road shortly before midnight Friday night. The vehicle crossed the centerline and was struck by another vehicle before going into the ditch and hitting a utility pole. The driver, 21-year old Kyle Slaymaker of Center Point, was injured and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. After being treated, he was arrested for driving while suspended and taken to the Linn County Jail, where additional charges are pending. The driver of the other vehicle, 17-year old Emily Takes of Center Point, was also injured and taken to the hospital. The crash remains under investigation.