One dead in fiery crash in Iowa City

The remains of a vehicle involved in a fiery crash on Dubuque Street in Iowa City.

A North Liberty man was killed Monday in a fiery crash along Dubuque Street just off Interstate 80 in Iowa City.

The Iowa State Patrol says Timothy Nelson, Jr. died Monday afternoon after hitting a traffic control pole and being ejected from his car.

The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities confirmed that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The vehicle caught fire and forced the busy street to close for several hours while crews cleared the scene and investigated what happened.

The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened at 1:13.

The crash is still under investigation.

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