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Update: Teen killed in head-on crash with semi near Missouri Valley

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Posted at 11:45 AM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 11:46:37-04

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (KMTV) — UPDATE: 5/16/22, 10:45 a.m.

The Iowa State Patrol has released the crash report regarding a collision that killed a male juvenile in Pottawattamie County Saturday night.

The victim was a 17-year-old from Omaha, whose name has been withheld. He was driving a 2014 Subaru Forrester and was apparently driving northbound on I-29 when he inexplicably crossed into the southbound lane near mile marker 70. It was then that he collided head-on with 39-year-old Robert D. Taylor of Pensacola, Florida who was driving a semi tractor-trailer for Indiana-based Mercer Transportation Company.

The Subaru became fully engulfed in flames while the tractor-trailer ended in a ditch. The 17-year-old Subaru driver was declared dead and transported by Cutler Funeral Services to the state medical examiner. Taylor did not require medical attention.

UPDATE: 05/15/22 1:45 p.m

The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that the victim in the crash is a 17-year-old male from Omaha.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family according to the Omaha World-Herald.

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Authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person on I-29 just south of Missouri Valley.

According to an email from Iowa State Patrol, around 6 p.m. on Saturday a semi was southbound on I-29 around the 70-mile marker. A northbound vehicle crossed into the semi's lane and the vehicles collided head-on.

The reason for the crash is not known at this time according to law enforcement.

The northbound vehicle was engulfed in flames and the driver was declared dead on the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured according to Iowa State Patrol.

Authorities are working to identify the driver of the vehicle.

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