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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Police say an Iowa City man has died following a head-on collision on Highway 6 in Iowa City.

At 4:15 Monday afternoon, emergency crews were called to a crash near Heinz Road. An investigation determined 21-year-old Chad Mecham drifted out of the westbound lane, and went into an eastbound lane, clipping Brady Palm's Jeep. Police say Mecham's vehicle then struck 63-year-old Jose Rodolfo Mendoza's vehicle head-on. Mendoza died at the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt according to officials.

Mecham was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment. His condition has not been released. Palm was not injured.

The crash is under investigation.


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