DNR: Man Run Over by UTV While Setting Up Hunt for Veterans
JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — State authorities say a man setting up for a hunt for veterans was hospitalized after he was run over by an off-road vehicle in Jasper County Saturday.
Fifty-eight-year-old James Whitson was setting up deer blinds at the Reichelt Unit Area near Rock Creek State Park when the incident happened around 1:30 p.m.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the driver of the UTV was trying to back up to a trailer when he hit the accelerator instead of the brakes and ran over Whitson.
He was transported to a Des Moines hospital by air ambulance and has since been released.