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Cedar Rapids man killed in vehicle-pedestrian crash

More details were released of a traffic incident on Friday night on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids.

According to a press release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers responded to a call from a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Freeway 100 near I-380 just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday evening, June 18.

When officers arrived, they found a man on Westbound Hwy 100 above Southbound Hwy 380.

The man who was struck received medical attention from first responders and was taken to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The man, Jason M. Lafler, 26, of Cedar Rapids, was pronounced dead in hospital.

Christopher L. Christensen, 37, was driving a 2003 Ford Fusion when he collided with Lafler. Lafler and a passenger were both taken to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids where they were treated and released.

Cedar Rapids Police said based on a preliminary investigation by accident reconstruction specialists they believed Lafler was in the busy part of the road at the time of the incident. No charge is pending.

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