News

Fatal Crash Victims Identified

Fatal Crash Victims Identified

Fatal Crash Victims Names Released

Sioux Rapids, IA (KICD)–The names of two Sioux Central High schoolers who were killed in a Monday morning accident have been released.

17-year-old Caleb Smith of Sioux Rapids and 16-year-old Lexi Rydstrom were pronounced dead on scene after Smith’s car struck a pickup head on east of Storm Lake. Rydstrom was a back seat passenger.

A statement from Sioux Central Superintendent Scott Williamson sends “prayers for sympathy and healing reach out to the families and communities affected by this accident.”

Homecoming activities and athletic activities were cancelled that were to occur Monday. The school district however does not plan to make a blanket decision for all events and activities this week. The dates and times of the funerals are currently unknown and will have a bearing on decisions for all activities on those days. The scheduled activities for this (Tuesday) evening will take place

Two other passengers including a 15-year-old rural Storm Lake girl and 19-year old Rose Joens of Schaller were seriously injured.

The pickup driver, 43-year old Kent Erickson of rural Albert City received minor injuries. A passenger in the pickup, 49-year old Trent Jackson of rural Alta suffered incapacitating injuries and had to be extricated from the truck.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

22-overlay-9

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

netflixAP

It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

vikanderREUTERS

The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

7 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

21-overlay-15

Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.

8 hours ago in Music

Martina McBride cuts her hair for ‘Reckless’

24-overlay-7

She says it was no big deal and it was such a great metaphor for the idea of being reckless.