12 Year Old Boy from Des Moines Killed in Single Vehicle Accident on I-90 South of Wells Monday Night

An Iowa boy was killed in a single vehicle crash on I-90, south of Wells on Monday night that also left the driver critically injured.


The 12 year old, from Des Moines, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Foster Township.  His name hasn’t been released.


The crash happened just before 11:30pm, when a Chevy pickup, eastbound on I-90, went into the ditch before crossing the eastbound lanes and rolling in another ditch.  The pickup driver, 48 year old Kyle Backhaus, also of Des Moines, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with life threatening injuries.


Alcohol was not a factor and both occupants of the pickup were wearing seatbelts, according to the State Patrol.