Name of driver in fatal crash released

The name of the motorcycle operator involved in the fatal crash Sunday in Webster City has been released by the Webster City Police Department.

Fifty-three-year-old Wesley Newman, Webster City, was west bound in the 1500 block of Bank St. Sunday afternoon on a 1982 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle when he struck Jason Ramos-Nolasco, 6, of Webster City. According to a statement from Captain Tony Janssen, Ramos-Nolasco had ridden his bicycle into the street from the high school parking lot,

Ramos-Nolasco was transported to Van Diest Medical Center by ambulance then air lifted to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where he later died from injuries he had received in this accident.

Newman was examined by paramedics at the scene, but was not transported for medical treatment.

This accident remains under investigation by the Webster City Police Department and Iowa State Patrol. Criminal charges are pending the results of the investigation.

Agencies assisting with this investigation are the Iowa State Patrol, Hamilton County Sheriff Department, Van Diest Medical Center, and the Webster City Fire Department.

Grief counselors

Pleasant View Elementary students have been working through their grief after the loss of a student this past weekend, according to school officials.

Area Education Association counselors, along with the Pleasant View school counselor, visited with students to provide support after the loss of 6-year-old Jason Ramos-Nolasco. He was in first grade at Pleasant View Elementary School.

Students drew and colored pictures as a means of getting through their grief as well, according to school officials.

The funeral for Ramos Nolasco is scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

The Webster City Community School District staff will have Jeans Day Friday. All staff will be able to wear jeans to school for a small donation. All proceeds from jean day will go to Ramos-Nolasco’s family.

Pleasant View is also taking donations to give directly to the family. Donations can dropped off at the Pleasant View office.

Ramos-Nolasco is the second Pleasant View student to die in accident this school year. Payton Henry, 6, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Christmas Day crash west of Fort Dodge.

Officials in the school office said a tree planting in memory of the two children is planned for a later date this spring.