Winterset teens killed in head-on crash on Adair County gravel Friday

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A two-vehicle head-on collision in rural Adair County claimed the lives of two Winterset teenagers Friday and left a 3-year-old child seriously injured.

A two-vehicle head-on collision in rural Adair County claimed the lives of two Winterset teenagers Friday and left a 3-year-old child seriously injured.

A two-vehicle head-on collision in rural Adair County claimed the lives of two Winterset teenagers Friday and left a 3-year-old child seriously injured.

According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, the accident occurred about 3:45 p.m. on 260th Street just east of Winding Avenue in rural Adair County, about one mile north of Hebron.

Kolton Eivins, 16, of Winterset and Drew Nelson, 15, of Winterset were pronounced dead at the scene.

The youths were traveling eastbound on 260th Street in a 1999 Ford Escort, driven by Eivins, when their vehicle collided with a 2017 Dodge Durando, driven by Marriah Love, 26, of Orient, that was traveling westbound on 260th Street, according to the crash report.

The vehicles “collided head on in the center of the gravel roadway at the crest,” according to the crash report.

Love sustained minor injuries, and a 3-year-old passenger in the rear seat of Love’s SUV suffered serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Love was transported privately to the Adair County Hospital.

All the victims were wearing seat belts, according to the crash report.

The Iowa State Patrol, Adair County Sheriff’s office and Adair County Fire and Rescue responded.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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