Authorities have released the name of a woman who was killed in a Monday morning (Feb. 11) traffic accident near Hiawatha.


The Linn County Sheriff was called to the accident scene shortly after 8am Monday, on Blairs Ferry Road and Feather Ridge Road, just northwest of Hiawatha.

A westbound car driven by 18 year old Katelyn Miranda of Washington, Iowa, went out of control, sliding into oncoming traffic, and collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle driven by 54 year old Susan Geels of Cedar Rapids.

Miranda was pronounced dead at the scene. Geels was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Linn County Sheriff's Office; they were assisted at the scene by Hiawatha Fire, Monroe Fire, Hiawatha Police, and area ambulance.