The Iowa State Patrol is investigating an accident Monday near Barnum in Webster County that killed an 18-year-old from Fort Dodge. The victim was identified as Shyler Thoma, who is a senior at Manson Northwest Webster High School. Thoma was on his way to school at the time of the accident.
The Thoma vehicle was heading north on Webster County Road P-29 when his vehicle was struck by an eastbound pickup driven by 19-year-old Grant Schrier of Manson. Thoma was pronounced dead at the scene of yesterday’s accident. Schrier was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge for treatment of minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. Meanwhile grief counselors and ministers will be spending the next few days to provide counseling for students and staff at Manson Northwest Webster High School.