One car is heading south and the other east. The easterly headed car comes from the right and with the southbound car not stopping at the stop sign, or at least failing to yield the right of way, a crash ensues. According to the news report an 18-year-old teen lost her life and two other teenagers were flown to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Those involved include Amy Edge, Emily J. Averill, Brennan Walter all from Fort Dodge as well as Ron Hapes of Laurens, Peyton White of Carroll and Abigail Biggins also of Fort Dodge.
So one has to wonder about why the car didn't stop at the stop sign. Was there a distraction in the car? Was the attention of the driver someplace other than on his driving? Was there something blocking the stop sign? Did the driver have experience at this intersection? Was alcohol involved? All of these questions deserve of an answer; especially to the victim passengers, the family of the young lady that lost her life and the other driver. Police release name of Marathon crash victim
Sioux City Journal
The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office identified the crash victim as 18-year-old Emily Joy Averill, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. According to the sheriff's office, two vehicles collided about 3:30 pm Sunday at the intersection of Iowa Highway 10 and County ...