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Two Killed in UTV Accident Near Vinton

Two people were killed in an UTV accident near Vinton.

It happened Saturday afternoon around 4 pm. The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck and UTV were both heading eastbound on 61st Street Lane approaching 68th Avenue Drive when the pickup went to pass the UTV. The UTV turned left in front of the pickup and the pickup hit it – with the UTV rolling into the ditch and ejecting the two occupants. 

Authorities say 76-year old William Geater of Vinton and 60-year old Mary McElhinney of Vinton both died in the accident. 

The pickup driver, 74-year old Francis Baldus of Jewell, was not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation.

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