Crash kills Boon County teenager, injures 2 brothers; semi driver

Ames Tribune
Published at 12:18. CT December 31, 2019 | Updated 12:42 pm. CT December 31, 2019


The small community of Madrid, Bun County, mourned the death of a high school student and a member of the country’s national cross-country team after he was killed in a car accident in Hardin County on Monday.

17-year-old Noah Moore died in an accident. His brothers, Jaden Moore, 20, and Elijah Moore, also 17, were seriously injured.

On Tuesday morning, Jaden Moore remained in critical condition at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, while Elijah Moore’s condition was improved to satisfactory, a hospital spokesman said.

Noah Moore (Photo: Missy Miller / Specially for the Ames Tribune)

By Tuesday morning, a memorial fund for the Moore family was set up at the City State Bank in Madrid, according to Dustin Andersen, manager of the Madrid branch. Donations can be made directly to the bank or sent to the bank at 105 E. Second St., Madrid, IA, 50156, Andersen said.

In addition, a GoFundMe page was created for the “Moore Brothers” to receive $ 10,000.

“This is a terrible loss,” Madrid Superintendent Brian Horn said in an email to the Ames Tribune. “At this time, our hearts and thoughts are connected with the family and the support of our students.”

According to a preliminary report by the Iowa State Patrol, the accident occurred shortly before 13:00. Monday at the intersection of Hardin County roads D20 and S27, near the west side of Alden, in the northern part of the county.

Noah Moore was a passenger of the Mitsubishi eclipse, driven by his brother Jaden, when it was half-collided, the accident report says. Noah Moore was not wearing a seat belt. Elijah Moore was also a passenger in the car.

The semi-finished driver, 61-year-old Keith Hinders from Eldora, was also injured and taken to the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Hinders was also wearing a seatbelt, according to an accident report.

Officials at the Iowa Falls Hospital declined to comment on Hinders on Tuesday morning.

According to the accident report, Mursa’s car was directed south along the S27 Hardin County Road, while a semi-automatic car driven by Hinders was directed east along the D20 Hardin County Road when two cars collided.

Mursa’s car stopped in a ditch, and the semi-finished product stopped on the side of the road.

According to the sergeant, the weather is not considered a factor in the crash. Alex Dinkle with Iowa Patrol, and the cause of the accident is currently under investigation. Dinkla said it might take several weeks before the results of the investigation are published.

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