Car Vs. Bicycle Collision Claims Life Of An Estherville Teen

Mon 11-9-2020

(Estherville)-- An Estherville teen has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by an automobile while riding a bicycle Friday evening.

Emmet county authorities say they were notified around 6:00 pm Friday by a caller who reported being flagged down by the driver of a vehicle that had collided with a bicyclist in the 3900 block of 5th Avenue.

Upon investigating it was determined 66-year-old Gary Clymer of Estherville has been driving a 2005 Mini Cooper westbound and that 16-year-old Desean Hoffman of Estherville was riding the bicycle, also westbound.

Hoffman was taken by ambulance to Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville and was transferred by air to a Sioux Falls hospital. Authorities say Hoffman died Saturday of his injuries.

They add the mishap is still under investigation.

The Estherville Police Department assisted on the scene.