Le Mars Teen killed in accident

August 17, 2015

A LE MARS 16-YEAR-OLD WAS KILLED SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHEN HIS CAR COLLIDED WITH A SEMI-TRUCK NEAR LE MARS. APPARENTLY, THE TEEN DRIVER WAS DRIVING A HONDA ACCORD AND WAS TRAVELING NORTH BOUND WHEN THE CAR SWERVED INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF TRAFFIC AND WAS STRUCK BY THE SEMI TRUCK. THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL IN LE MARS WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT TO DETERMINE AS TO WHY THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL AND ENTERED THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF TRAVEL. THE NAME OF THE TEEN DRIVER IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING THE NOTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS. THE DRIVER OF THE SEMI TRUCK IS IDENTIFIED AS 43-YEAR-OLD JON EDWARDS OF SIBLEY. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE FLOYD VALLEY HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.