West Lyon 3rd grader dies in accident

March 19, 2021 4:55pm

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The Iowa State Patrol has released the name of the victim in a car vs. school bus accident that occurred on Friday morning.

A West Lyon school bus was stopped to pick up students on County rooad A50, about four miles southwest of Inwood when a vehicle struck it from behind. The passenger in the vehicle, 9-year-old Jessica Yeaman of Inwood, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the ISP's crash report, the driver of the car, 17-year-old Rachel Gapinski, sustained serious injuries, and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

The school district has confirmed none of the students on the bus were injured.