A vigil is planned tonight for a central Iowa teenager who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday in Jasper County. Sixteen-year-old Trenton Brady of rural Kellogg was driving a car that collided with a truck at an intersection near his home.
Duane Rozendaal, Chief Deputy with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, is disputing earlier reports that Trenton ran a stop sign. “It’s a rural country road, it’s gravel, it’s dusty…we have no indication that he failed to stop. We do know he failed to yield,” Rozendaal said.
Both Trenton, and his younger brother Ethan, 14, were wearing seat belts and became trapped in the car. They were rescued, but Trenton died at the scene. Ethan Brady is being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Trenton, who was the oldest of seven brothers, was going to be a senior this fall at Newton High school. A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
The pickup, which caught on fire after the crash, was driven by 30-year-old Jarrod McDonald of Marshalltown. McDonald and two passengers in his truck were all able to escape and suffered minor injuries.
Reporting by Randy Van, KCOB, Newton