A Cedar Rapids man has died in a traffic accident in rural Linn County.

It happened just after 1:30pm Wednesday on Highway 30, near Mount Vernon. A car driven by 57 year old Shawn Simmons, made contact with another vehicle, then went off the road into the ditch.

Simmons was taken to St. Luke's Hospital by Lifeguard helicopter, but was later pronounced dead.

The other vehicle, driven by 62 year old Donald Williamson of Camanche, had minor damages, and he was not injured.
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