Fatal ATV Accident

On July 17, 2022 at a approximately 2:01 AM, the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 120th Ave north of 260th Street in reference to an ATV accident involving 2 indviduals.  The ATV collided with a deer, and both individuals were ejected off the vehicle. The driver of the ATV died as a result of the accident, and the passenger was taken to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries and was released.

This incident remains under investigation and additional details will be released as they become available and notification family members has occurred.

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Wapello Iowa Ambulance Service, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mediapolis Fire Department.