LeMars, Iowa — Authorities have now released the name of the LeMars teen killed Sunday afternoon when his car was struck by a semi near LeMars.
Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo identified the youth as 16-year old Zachary Theodore Rolfes of LeMars. According to the Sheriff, Rolfes was driving a 1992 Honda Accord northbound on Highway 75, north of LeMars, when the car swerved into the oncoming traffic lane and was struck by a 2011 Peterbilt semi, driven by 43-year old Jon Edwards of Sibley.
According to Van Otterloo, Rolfes was transported to the Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, where he was pronounced dead. Edwards was also transported to Floyd Valley Hospital with what the Sheriff described as minor injuries.
Van Otterloo says the crash remains under investigation by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Medical Examiner.