The two-vehicle crash happened near Altoona Sunday afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s office reports a car driven by 20-year-old Madalyn Livingston Vollmer of Marshalltown veered into the path of an oncoming SUV. A passenger in the car, 16-year-old Joseph Livingston of Altoona, died at the scene.
There were four people in the SUV from Kellogg and Newton, including a 5-month-old girl who was buckled in a carseat and was not injured. The others, between the ages of 18 and 20, were taken to a hospital.
No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.