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Keokuk Teen Killed in Fatal Accident

Written by on September 5, 2022

KEOKUK, Ia.- A pair of Keokuk teenagers were involved in a fatal accident Saturday night. 

The Iowa State Patrol reports that a 2000 Toyota Matrix was being driven southbound on Mississippi River Road in Keokuk by 16-year old Noah Taiden Courtney.  The car failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road into the west ditch, where it came to rest. 

Courtney was transported by Lee County EMS to Blessing Health Center in Keokuk for treatment of his injuries.   A passenger in the vehicle, 15-year old Lucas Arthur Nye, was also transported by Lee County EMS and was later pronounced dead at Blessing Health Center. 

The Patrol report states that Courtney was not wearing a seatbelt, while Nye was wearing his seatbelt.  The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Lee County EMS, Keokuk Fire Department and Keokuk Police Department.