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Grand Island boy killed in Western Iowa crash

Posted at 8:46 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 11:56:54-05

WALNUT, Iowa — Authorities say a 9-year-old Nebraska boy has died in a crash off icy Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

The accident was reported about 10:30 p.m. Sunday near the town of Walnut. The Iowa State Patrol says the vehicle was headed when it slid off the slickened roadway and rolled onto its passenger side in a ditch.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol identified him as Joshua Tavares, who lived in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The driver was identified as 40-year-old Jesus Cantero-Perez, also of Grand Island. He and at least four of his passengers were taken to a hospital.