Three dead, three hurt in crash in Cedar Falls - UPDATE

Authorities responded to a crash at Winterberry Drive and Viking Road on Friday, January 12, 2018. (Myke Goings, KCRG-TV9)
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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Authorities have released the names of three killed in a fatal two-vehicle collision, Friday evening.

"At approximately 5:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Viking Road and Winterberry Drive in Cedar Falls," said Lt. Kelli Yates with the Cedar Falls Police Department. "Witness accounts and physical evidence indicate that an SUV traveling eastbound on Viking Road was struck by a westbound sedan."

Yates said the sedan was traveling "at a high rate of speed." She said authorities believe it lost control, crossed the center line and struck the SUV "head-on."

"Both vehicles sustained major damage," said Yates. "Occupants from the sedan were ejected from the vehicle and received fatal injuries."

-Elijah James Showalter, age 20, 226 Randolph Street, Waterloo, IA 50701

-Daniel James Delagardelle, age 21, 427 Progress Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701

-Brady J. Hagenstein, age 16, 507 Magnolia Pkwy, Waterloo, IA 50701

Yates said the passengers in the SUV were also hurt, but expected to recover.

Passengers in the SUV were:

-Stacy J. Harmon, age 44, 3020 Lovejoy Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

-Ronald A. Harmon, age 55, 3020 Lovejoy Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

"Stacy Harmon was driving the SUV," said Yates. "Ronald was the front seat passenger. Their 9-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle."

Yates said any additional information would be released in future press releases.


Three people have died and three others are hurt from a two vehicle crash in Cedar Falls.

Police say an SUV was going eastbound on Viking Road when a Sedan going the other direction hit it head-on around 5 p.m. Friday night. They say the Sedan was going at a high speed, lost control, and crossed the center line.

The crash ejected the people in the Sedan from the vehicle and they died. The three other people hurt in the crash have non-life threatening injuries.


Authorities and first responders are on the scene right now of a crash in Cedar Falls.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Winterberry Drive and Viking Road. That's near the shopping center off Highway 58.

Pictures from the scene show a vehicle that appears to be split in half.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available.