A collision in southwest Iowa’s Adams County on Thursday morning claimed the life of a teen from Union County. The Iowa State Patrol said 15-year-old Christian Silva, of Creston died when the pickup he was driving hit the side of a semi, after Silva failed to stop at the intersection with Vanilla Avenue and 200th Street, or about 5-miles east of Prescott.
The accident happened at around 7:40 a.m. Officials says Silva was traveling southbound when his pickup collided with the semi, driven by 37-year-old John Paxson, of Mount Ayr. Following the collision, the semi entered the south ditch, while the pickup went through the intersection and rolled over onto its top into the east ditch.
Silva, a sophomore at Southwest Valley School District, in Corning, was wearing his seat belt, but died at the scene. Paxson was treated at the scene and released. Southwest Valley Superintendent Willie Stone said students had been informed of the accident and arrangements were made for several grief counselors to be available at school.
All schools sponsored events scheduled in the district Thursday evening were postponed.
(Reporting by, Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)