Teen killed in single-vehicle crash in Jones County

A roadway crash.
A roadway crash.(AP GraphicsBank)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 7:34 PM CDT
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HALE, Iowa (KCRG) - A teenager was killed in a mid-afternoon crash in rural Jones County on Monday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

At around 2:49 p.m., the Iowa State patrol was sent to a report of a crash along County Road E45, east of Hale. Deputies arrived and found a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado that had collided with a utility pole.

Deputies believe that the pickup truck was traveling eastbound when its driver lost control and went into the south shoulder. Investigators said that the driver overcorrected and went into the north ditch, hitting the utility pole.

The driver of the vehicle, 16-year-old Lincoln Gravel, was killed in the crash. Gravel was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, according to officials.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wyoming Fire Department, Wyoming Ambulance, Lifeguard Ambulance, Red’s Towing, and the Dawson Funeral Home assisted in the emergency response.

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