Adair County Crash Claims Life of a Teen
September 28th, 2011 by Brett Johnson
A crash in Adair County has claimed the life of a teen and injured two others Monday afternoon.
At approximately 2:45 Monday afternoon, a 2003 Acura RSX driven by 21-year-old Boby Vangkham of South Sioux City, Nebraska was eastbound on Interstate 80 near mile marker 75 in Adair County. Meanwhile, a semi driven by 33-year-old Shayne Clousing of Ida Grove was westbound on Interstate 80.
Vangkham’s vehicle crossed the median on the interstate and crashed into Clousing’s semi.
A 17-year-old passenger from Des Moines in Vangkham’s vehicle was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The passenger was transported by Life Net Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, where she was pronounced dead. She was not wearing her seatbelt.
Also injured in the crash were Vangkham and another passenger in the vehicle. Vangkham was transported by Anita Rescue to Cass County memorial Hospital while the other passenger was transported by Life Net Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Vangkham was wearing a seatbelt while the passenger was not. The status of their injuries is unknown.
The accident remains under investigation.