Multiple Vehicle Accident on Tuesday Involving 15 Year Old

On December 5th, 2023, at approximately 3:57 P.M., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle rollover at the intersection Highway 78 and Gabriel Avenue.

An investigation into the incident determined that Tristan Luitjents, age 15, of Olds, was driving a passenger car on Highway 78 eastbound approaching the intersection of Gabriel Avenue. Luitjents’ car dropped off the pavement, lost control and side swiped an oncoming passenger car driven by Kenneth McKee, 52 of Richland, Iowa.

The Luitjents vehicle struck the fore slope of the Gabriel Avenue intersection and rolled multiple times before striking a tree and coming to rest, in an adjacent house-yard.  The juvenile was wearing his seat belt and both front and side airbags deployed.

Mr. McKee, and his passenger, denied medical treatment at the scene.  Luitjents was treated by Wayland First Responders and Henry County EMS, on scene, for minor injuries and was later released to his parent.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Wayland First responders, Wayland Police Department, Winfield Police Department and Henry County EMS.


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