A rural Akron teenager died Saturday when his car collided with a tractor at a rural Plymouth County intersection. The victim was identified as 18-year old Tyler Edward Dawdy. According to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office, Dawdy was westbound on county road C-38.
A tractor driven by 83-year old Gerald Deiterman of rural Merrill was eastbound and attempted to make a left hand turn, the loader arms of the tractor struck the left side of the car.
Dawdy was taken by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City where he was pronounced dead. Dieterman was not injured. The accident remains under investigation.