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Remsen teen dies in crash

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

REMSEN - A Remsen teenager died and two were injured in a rollover accident near Remsen on Saturday, according to a report from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office.

Matthew Gerrietts, 17, of Remsen, was driving a Ford Explorer south along Polk Avenue near 190th street when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, the sheriff's report says. Gerrietts was thrown from the vehicle, officials said.

He and two passengers were taken to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Gerrietts was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later, officials said.

Passengers Mindy Gerrietts, 16, of Remsen, and Phillip Renken, 15, of Remsen, were treated and released from the hospital, according to a release by the Iowa State Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.



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