Services held for western Iowa train crash victim


January 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Harrison County teen who was critically injured last October when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train, died from his injuries, and was buried last Friday. According to the Council Bluffs NonPareil, services were held Friday for 16-year old Jason Hoffman, of Dunlap.

The Iowa State Patrol said Hoffman was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 southeast on Remsen Street the morning of October 4th, when he failed to yield to a westbound train at the Canadian Northern railroad track, in the Dunlap City limits. The collision forced the pickup into the southwest ditch. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Lincoln, NE., on December 30th.

Hoffman was a sophomore at Boyer Valley High School. He was active in football, basketball and track.