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UPDATE: A western Iowa school district mourns after losing two students in I-80 crash

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A western Iowa school district is heartbroken after a crash on Interstate 80 in western Iowa  took the life of two brothers. 

In a statement from the Audubon Community School Superintendent, Brett Gibbs: “The Audubon Community School and the Audubon Community is struggling to come to terms with the tragic loss of Jamison Steckler, and 8th grader and his brother Gavin Steckler, a 5th grader as the result of a car accident yesterday on Interstate 80.”  Gibbs also described the two students as very involved in the community, “Jamison and Gavin were wonderful students, classmates and teammates who were actively involved in school athletic and music activities. The Steckler family as a whole are very involved in school, community and church activities touching lives throughout the greater Audubon area.”

The Iowa State Patrol says a semi crashed into a minivan and continued into the ditch, but the truck's trailer remained on I-80 and an SUV smashed into it.

The collisions killed 41-year-old Rodney Sanborn of Greta, Nebraska, and 14-year-old Jameson Steckler and 11-year-old Gavin Steckler. Troopers say the 31-year-old driver of the semi was driving too fast. He wasn't hurt.

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