A north-central Iowa teenager was killed in a two-car crash near Clarion on Tuesday afternoon at the uncontrolled intersection of two gravel roads. The accident claimed the life of 15-year-old Garrett Roberts of Dows. He was the passenger in a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 16-year-old Cory Adkins of Clarion.
The Adkins car was traveling northbound when it was struck by a westbound 1997 Chrysler Concorde driven by Nathan Wanken also of Clarion. Roberts was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Both drivers were transported to Wright Medical Center in Clarion for treatment of their injuries.
Adkins was later transferred to a Mason City hospital for further treatment while Wanken was released. Clarion Goldfield High School Prinicpal Dennis March said that grief counselors will be meeting with students throughout the day today. This is also the final day of classes at Clarion Goldfield.
The baseball and softball games between Clarion Goldfield and Iowa Falls Alden for this evening have been postponed to a later day.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City