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Two Vehicles Catch Fire in Fatal Friday Morning Crash

PALO ALTO COUNTY, Iowa  --  An accident in Palo Alto County caused two vehicles to burst into flames on Friday morning.

Investigators say a Chevy Cobalt crossed the center line on Highway 18 near Emmetsburg and hit a semi truck head-on. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to catch fire.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital. Community members confirm Hunter Williams, 17, has died as a result of his injuries. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family with costs related to his death and ongoing health issues in his family.