On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 around 3:30 pm, Waterloo Police officers responded to the area of the 700 block of East San Marnan Drive on the report of a vehicle crash.
Officers learned that a westbound car, driven by 26-year-old Tiasa Arraut of Hudson, Iowa, stalled in the roadway and was then struck from the rear by a motorcycle, which was driven by 60-year-old Neil Nordman of Clarksville, Iowa. Upon impact, Nordman, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown over the top of Arraut's car. Witnesses report that the hazard lights on Arraut's car were on at the time of the crash.
Waterloo Fire Rescue Paramedics transported Nordman and two passengers in Arraut's car, 6-year-old Donovan Arraut and 4-year-old Aubrianna Arraut, to Covenant Medical Center for injuries they sustained in the crash. Donovan and Aubrianna Arraut were treated and released.
Shortly before 1:00 am on Thursday, August 13, 2009, Neil Nordman died at Covenant Medical Center as a result of his injuries. The Black Hawk County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma and internal injuries to Nordman's chest.
Officers are continuing to investigate this crash and no other information will be released at this time.
Captain John Beckman
Waterloo Police Department