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Teens attending Mabel-Canton schools killed in crash Monday morning

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NEAR HESPER, Iowa (KTTC) -

Two teens were killed and four others hospitalized following a traffic collision in Winneshiek County on Monday morning, Iowa State Patrol said.

The crash happened at 7:51 a.m. on county road W-40 when an Oldsmobile Alero driven by 17-year-old Avery Arneson was traveling northbound and Ford F-150 driven by 15-year-old Gage Dahlberg was traveling southbound. Arneson lost control of the car, crossed the center line, and slid sideways. Dahlberg then collided with the passenger side of Arneson’s vehicle.

Avery Arneson and passenger 13-year-old Aden Arneson died at the scene.

Responders took three other teens in the car to hospitals in serious condition.

The 15-year-old truck driver was also hospitalized, but his injuries are not said to be serious.

Mabel-Canton Schools Superintendent Gary Kuphal released a statement on the district's website on Monday.

"The staff at Mabel-Canton Schools along with area clergy were available for students today and will continue to be available. As a general rule, routine is good for our children, please encourage your children to come to school to be with and support their friends."

Jack Arneson is one of the teens injured in the accident. His 9th-grade classmate told us both Jack and Avery are joyful, out-going, positive people who can make anyone laugh.

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