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2 separate fatal accidents in southern Iowa: 1 man and 1 child died


June 30th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

(Decatur County, Iowa) – Two separate incidents in southern Iowa have claimed two lives. The Iowa State Patrol on Tuesday, released the name of a man who died in a UTV accident at around 6:15-p.m., Tuesday. Authorities say 46-year-old Brian C. Kitt, of Ankeny, died after the 20111 Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicle he was operating overturned when it went out of control in a hay field. Kitt was ejected and died from his injuries at the Decatur County Hospital.

The second accident happened at around 6:52-p.m. Wednesday. The State Patrol says 41-year-old Justin Andrew Miller, of Leon, was operating a front-end loader that had just retrieved a round hay bale from the east ditch of Lineville Road. The bale had fallen off a truck and trailer. When the loader the loader turned into a private drive on Lineville Road, it struck a 6-year-old child, who died at the Decatur County Hospital. The child’s name was not immediately released.