Waespe was declared dead at around 11:30 p.m. at the hospital. The cause of death was “multiple traumatic injuries” and the preliminary finding is it was an accident.
The driver of the Ranger suffered suspected minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident.
In a statement to Facebook, Mason City Schools said Waespe was a 2002 Mason High School graduate.
“Our Comet community is grieving the loss of one of our MHS Class of 2022 graduates, Jyan Waespe, who succumbed to injuries he sustained during a car crash last night,” the post said.
“This is a terrible loss, and our hearts go out to Jyan’s family and friends in what we know must be unimaginable grief.”
The district is offering grief support to students in need of it. Parents and guardians may contact Prevention & Wellness Supervisor Nicole Pfirman by email.