Fatality in Linn County Involving Teens

by Sharon Coram

Driver Alex Coyle, 17, of Brookfield was driving north bound on Route M in Linn County. He crossed the centerline then over-corrected. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned.

All occupants were ejected, none of whom wore seat belts. Coyle suffered moderate injuries. Passengers Alexis Harris, 20, of Brookfield and Blake Woody, 16, also from Brookfield, received serious injuries.

Maysell Crossland, 17, of Marceline was pronounced deceased at the scene by Linn County Coroner Kenny Creason.

The accident occurred at approximately 11PM on November 24.