One of three Mason City teens involved in Wednesday crash that left their car upside down in the Winnebago River has died. A notice from Major Erickson Funeral Home confirms that 16-year-old Colby Schmidtke has died as a result of the car accident.
Two other teens were injured in the accident, the driver, 17-year-old Dustin McMurray, as well as another passenger, 16-year-old Tyler Ridder. McMurray and Ridder are continuing to be treated at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, but their conditions are not being released at this time at the request of their parents.
Mason City police have not released any new information about the accident, which happened along Birch Drive in the area of Mason City High School shortly after 12:15 on Wednesday. The three were returning home from the funeral of a classmate.