CEDAR FALLS — Three people are dead and three more were hospitalized following a high speed accident on Viking Road Friday.
Cedar Falls police and Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at the intersection of Viking and Winterberry Drive, near BioLife Plasma Services, around 5 p.m.
Cedar Falls Safety Services Director Jeff Olson said the three dead were in a car traveling westbound on Viking at a high rate of speed. The car lost control, crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound vehicle.
The three occupants of the eastbound vehicle, which appeared to be an SUV or van, were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries, Olson said.
The crash tore the car in two and scattered debris across a large portion of the road. Law enforcement officers shut down Viking Road, channeling heavy traffic through the commercial area in front of Walmart and Hobby Lobby. The road remained closed at least three hours after the accident.
Names of the deceased and injured were not being release Friday night, pending notification of relatives.