Creston teen killed, another injured in Adams County crash Friday morning


November 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An accident Friday morning northeast of Prescott in Adams County, has claimed the life of a Union County teen. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the unidentified 16-year old was a passenger in a van driven by a 17-year old. Both teens are from Creston. Neither was wearing a seat belt. Officials say a 2002 Honda van the teens were in was traveling west on a gravel road (190th Street), when as the vehicle crested a hill, the driver lost control. When the driver over-corrected, the van went partially into the north ditch. A second over-correction caused the vehicle to go into the south ditch, where it rolled over and ejected the 16-year old, who died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Adams County Hospital in Corning. A report on their condition is not available. The accident happened just after 8-a.m. The names of the victims had were being withheld pending notification of relatives.