Remsen Teen Dies In Car Accident On Saturday

Date posted - November 11, 2012

Remsen, Iowa — A Remsen teen has died in a car accident on Saturday.

The Iowa State Patrol reports that 17-year-old Matthew Gerrietts had been driving an SUV at Polk Avenue and 190th Street, about 2:30 Saturday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled several times.

Gerrietts was thrown from the vehilce. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers in the vehicle, 16-year-old Mindy Gerrietts and 15-year-old Phillip Renken were transported to Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Remsen Fire And Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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6 Responses to “Remsen Teen Dies In Car Accident On Saturday”

  1. SUV’s should have seatbelts installed for the driver!

  2. Bert says:

    Lynn, Robert was being sarcastic!

  3. Susie says:

    Robert – although you can say almost anything on here, I feel your comment is in very poor taste. This young man is someone’s son, grandson, brother, friend, cousin…..being sarcastic about the way a 17 year old dies is never in “good taste”. Maybe next time before you hit submit, you could take an extra second to think how others may feel about your comment.

  4. I did not say I was being sarcastic. Someone else said I was. I guess that if someone says something about someone, in your book then that means it must be true? I have words to say about you but they would be censored out, but since I wanted to say them about you, then they must be true.

    • Susie says:

      Oh I realize “Bert” said you were being sarcastic but I can’t believe that you really think his SUV does not have seatbelts. But whatever Robert. I have read enough of your comments on this website to know you are not worth my time or energy. But I stick to my comment that this young man has family who probably even go to this website regularly and did not need to see a comment like yours posted about their loved one.

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