A two-vehicle accident early Saturday claimed the life of a Nevada teenager and brought injuries to three others. The victim is idnetified as 16-year-old Bryce Nelson.
Nelson was a passenger in a 1997 Pontiac Firebird driven by 18-year-old Kaleb J. Hoversten of Ames. Officers were pursuing the Hoversten car at a high rate of speed after he apparently failed to pay for gasoline from the Kum and Go on Lincoln Way.
As the car approached Duff Avenue the Hoversten car struck a westbound 1997 Toyota SUV driven by William D. Schroeder of Ames. Schroeder was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment of his injuries.
Another passenger in the Hoversten car, 14-year-old Tori Page of Nevada was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment. Bryce Nelson was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames where he died of his injuries. Hoversten was treated and released from Mary Greeley.
Hoversten is facing charges of vehicular homicide, driving under suspension and theft. Additional charges are pending.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City