ISP: Two FD Residents Killed in "Terrible Unfortunate and Unavoidable Accident"
The Iowa State Patrol says two Fort Dodge residents were killed Sunday evening after a tree collapsed onto their four-wheeler just south of Fort Dodge. Investigators have not released the names of the deceased, pending family notification. Iowa State Patrol Lt Kelly Hindman says shortly after 5:00pm, a Honda ATV was being operated northbound on South River Road when a tree on the east side of the road fell across the roadway and struck the ATV and both occupants. Neither occupants were wearing a helmet and were pronounced dead at the scene. Hindman says “there was no immediate known action which caused the tree to fall and appears to be a a terribly unfortunate and unavoidable accident”.