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UPDATE: Man arrested in deadly Cedar Falls crash

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On Nov.8 at 1:41 PM, Cedar Falls Police arrested Charles Anthony Brooks, age 42 from Champlin, on a warrant for serious injury by a motor vehicle with a class D felony. 

It was determined that Brooks was driving at a high speed when he collided with a Dodge Caravan, causing injury to the passengers in the van.

Brooks was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail where he has been booked on the charge.  The investigation on this accident continues according to Cedar Falls Police.


The passenger who died in a car crash on the edge of Cedar Falls early Saturday morning was 38-year-old Cynthia Brooks of Waterloo.

Brooks was the passenger in a vehicle driven by Charles Brooks of Minnesota.

Leslie Brooks and Kamyah Brooks were also passengers in that vehicle.

Authorities confirm the two vehicles involved in the crash were traveling west on Highway 57.

The other vehicle involved in the crash was driven by Randy Combs with passenger Daniel Combs.

Everyone was injured in the crash and taken to nearby hospitals.

Kamyah Brooks was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to be treated.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and Cedar Falls Police have not confirmed whether any drivers have been charged.

According to Cedar Falls Police, Cynthia Brooks died on scene.


One person is dead after a crash in Cedar Falls.

"We are just making sure you have an ambulance in route, we've got a little girl bleeding from the mouth," said an officer heard on a police scanner.

Police scanner traffic shares a glimpse what happened on the First Street Bridge, where police respond to a two-car crash.

"East First and Main, First and Main, white van and a car, unknown injuries," heard over the scanner.

Multiple people were affected, including a young girl.

"10-4 it's going to be on First and Main, we've got a girl trapped in one of the vehicles, vehicle is smoking," said an officer.

People who live nearby say they saw several police cars and officers on the bridge late Friday night, while the bridge was blocked.

"To the east, before this bridge on 57 there's quite a bit of debris all down the bridge," explained an officer.

One woman says she saw the ambulance go by her house and she started praying.

"I don't know where you're at, but I am going to need three ambulances total, three ambulances total," said an officer.

Others say, crews were on scene for hours, investigating the fatality crash.

According to police the victim's names will be released once families are notified.

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