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Officials have released the name of a man who died in a Tama County crash Dec. 6, and said that the driver of the car also succumbed to his injuries.
Dalton Eugene Youngbear, 21, of Toledo, died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 6, according to the Iowa State Patrol report just released Wednesday.
The driver of the vehicle Youngbear was in -- Vernon Lasley, 21, of Tama -- was initially transported to Marshalltown Hospital by ambulance with unspecified injuries, and later died of those injuries, according to reports.
Officials say Lasley was driving eastbound on County Road E49 near Montour after 2 a.m. Friday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve, losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree.
Lasley had been wearing a seatbelt at the time. It was unclear whether Youngbear had been wearing one.
The State Patrol says the accident remains under investigation.
One person was killed and another injured in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning in Tama County.
Vernon Lasley, 21, of Tama, was driving eastbound on County Road E49 near Montour at around 2:22 a.m. Friday when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of his Jaguar, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
The vehicle then entered the ditch, striking a tree, according to the State Patrol.
Lasley was taken by Tama County Ambulance to Marshalltown Hospital with unspecified injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the State Patrol.
Another individual was pronounced dead at the scene, but that person's name is being withheld pending family notification, according to the State Patrol.
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