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Sunday News, November 11

Fatal Accident Occurs In Plymouth County

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Polk Avenue and 190th Street in rural Plymouth County.  17 year-old Matthew Gerrietts of Remsen died as a result of the accident. The call was received at about 2:39 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  Deputies, Remsen Fire and Ambulance and the Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene and three persons were taken to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.  Gerrietts was the driver of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.  The other two individuals are being treated at Floyd Valley.  The preliminary investigation indicates that the 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Polk Avenue, when Grrietts lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times, throwing the driver from the vehicle.  The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Medical Examiner's Office.

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