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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.

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