Palo Alto County Fatality

A fiery head-on collision Friday morning on Highway 18 in Palo Alto County sent two people to the hospital. One of the victims has since died of his injuries.

The state patrol says 17-year-old Hunter Williams of Graettinger was westbound when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semi driven by 42-year-old Timothy Mohr of Manson. Troopers say both vehicles then caught on fire.

Williams was taken by ambulance to the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Mohr was taken to the same hospital by private vehicle. Williams died of his injuries Saturday.

The State Patrol says the crash is still under investigation, however they don’t believe weather or road conditions were a factor. The Emmetsburg Police Department assisted on the scene.