Authorities are now releasing the names of the teen who was killed and the five others injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in southwest Iowa’s Fremont County. The Iowa State Patrol says a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by 17-year-old Cara Burroughs, of Shenandoah, was attempting to pass a 1989 Chevy pickup, when Burroughs lost control of the car and it collided with the pickup.
The initial impact caused the pickup to go out of control as well. Both vehicles then entered the south ditch and rolled over. The driver of the pickup, 16-year-old Wesley David Hall, of Farragut died from his injuries at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg.
The Patrol says Hall was not wearing his seatbelt. Cara Burroughs, and four passenger in her car were injured. They were identified as 16-year-olds Paige Wilson, Jessica Lambertsen and Donavan Gardner, and 15-year-old Dustin Taylor. Each of the teens was from Shenandoah, and all were taken to the Shenandoah Hospital by Farragut Rescue. Counselors were on hand at the Farragut High School Saturday to help the students and school staff deal with the incident. Officials say the accident remains under investigation.