BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PILOT GROVE – An ATV accident this morning in north Lee County has claimed the life of an area girl.
West Point Fire & Rescue, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, and Lee County EMS were paged to the 1400 block of Pilot Grove Road at approximately 9:07 a.m. Sunday morning to an accident involving a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle carrying three juveniles. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the 2018 Polaris Ranger was traveling northbound on Pilot Grove Road when the incident occurred.
Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said the Iowa State Patrol is handling the investigation into the accident. A spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol confirmed the death Sunday afternoon, but said no additional information would be available until the accident scene investigation is finished. No other injuries were listed on the accident report issued Sunday evening. The driver was listed as a juvenile.
Lee County EMS transferred the victim to Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant where she was pronounced dead.