Manchester Teen Hospitalized after Car Accident Passes Away

A Manchester teen who had been hospitalized after a car accident earlier this month has passed away.

Izaiah Drinkwater died Sunday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was 16.

Drinkwater had been in the hospital with critical injuries since the accident on Friday night, February 16th. The car he was riding in collided with a pickup truck northwest of Edgewood.

Another teenager in the car, 16-year old Brady Edwards of Greeley, died at the scene. Services for Edwards will be held Wednesday in West Union.

Services for Drinkwater will be held Saturday in Manchester.

Both Edwards and Drinkwater were students at West Delaware High School. Additional counselors have been available for students and staff, and Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says they will continue to help each other through this difficult time.