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Two Boys Killed in ATV Crash, Second Fatal ATV Crash in Three Days

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MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – Two boys were killed in an accident involving an ATV on Monday in Linn County.

The accident happened at about 12:15 p.m. near Highway 30 between Cedar Rapids and Mount Vernon. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the two victims were found in a creek near an ATV. It is not clear if the boys were thrown from the ATV or were pinned underneath it.

Officials have not identified the victims.

On Saturday, four 14-year-old boys were killed while riding in a utility vehicle in rural Dubuque County. Officials said the driver of a truck ran a stop sign and collided with the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.


  • BrutallyHonest

    Age certainly is a factor. There is a reason that you dont get a drivers license until you are 16. There is a reason there are stickers on every single ATV that says you need to be 16 years or older to operate. YES, no matter the age, if it has wheels and a motor it can kill you, but at a young age you will do things that are dangerous without thinking of the outcome. As a parent you should be responsible and not let your children operate vehicles until they are legal to do so.

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