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Iowa teen killed in crash after gas theft

Police say a 16-year-old Iowa boy from Nevada died in a car crash.


This happened after another teen drove away from a gas station without paying.


Sixteen-year-old Brice Nelson died at the scene early Saturday in Ames. Hospital officials say another passenger, a 14-year-old girl, is in critical condition.

The 18-year-old driver, Kaleb Hoversten of Ames, faces vehicular homicide, theft and driving with a suspended license charges. He's jailed on $50,000 bond. No attorney is listed for him.

Police say Hoversten pumped about $53 in gas at a convenience store and drove off without paying. When an officer tried stopping the car, police say the teen sped off and collided with an SUV. The condition of the man driving that vehicle is not clear.

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