(Le Mars) — Authorities have now released the names of the two Hinton students killed in the auto accident that happened Tuesday morning. 18 year old Ella Holtzen and her brother 14 year old Harrison (Beck) Holtzen of Sioux City were killed as a result of their Honda Civic colliding with a pickup truck. The investigation shows the roads were icy at the time of the
accident. The driver of the Dodge Ram pickup truck, William Samuelson, age 66, also of Sioux City, was uninjured.
(Hinton) –– Two high school students from Hinton High School were killed during an early Tuesday morning vehicle accident located in rural Plymouth County. The accident happened at about 8:00 a.m. near the intersection of county road K-22 and Granite Avenue. According to Hinton High School Superintendent, Todd Meyer, the two students were siblings, a senior girl, and a freshman boy. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Officials are investigating the fatal accident. Authorities say that icy roads may have played a factor in the head-on collision. The fatal victims were driving a 2010 Honda Civic heading northbound on county road K-22 when it entered a curve in the road and began to slide. The pickup was going southbound on K-22 when the Honda entered into its path and was struck on the passenger’s side. The two victims were transported to a Sioux City hospital, where they died. The names of the students have not been released. School officials say school remains in session for Tuesday, however, all school related activities scheduled for this evening are now cancelled. There have been four vehicle
accident fatalities in Plymouth County during the last three weeks.