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Remsen teen dies, two others injured in rollover

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Matt Gerrietts
A Remsen St. Mary's High School senior died and two other teens were injured Saturday in a traffic accident southwest of Remsen.

Matthew Gerrietts, 17, was driving an SUV south on Polk Avenue, near 190th Street, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when he lost control of the SUV, the Iowa State Patrol reported.

The 1998 Ford Explorer rolled several times and Gerrietts was ejected from the vehicle.

Gerrietts and his two passengers, his sister Mindy, 16, and Phillip Renken, 15, of Remsen, were taken to Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars, by Remsen and Oyens Ambulances.

Matthew Gerrietts was pronounced dead at the hospital by the office of Plymouth County Medical Examiner.

The Iowa State Patrol and the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office investigated the accident.

The funeral service for Matthew Gerrietts will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Remsen under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home and Monument, of Remsen.

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