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Teen dies after being struck by car

October 4, 2012
TAMA NEWS-HERALD

TAMA - Ian McFate, 13, Toledo died Tuesday afternoon, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, hospital spokesperson Greg Lagen said.

McFate, a student at the South Tama Middle School, was critically injured Monday in a car-pedestrian collision on Tama's west side according to Tama Police.

Police said McFate was transported to Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center by Tama ambulance, then airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. McFate was an South Tama County cross country athlete who was training on the South Tama Recreation Trail at the time of the collision at about 4:50 p.m. Monday, police said.

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The trail crosses Tama County Road E49 (old Highway 30) along the west side of the Tama-Toledo Country Club. A westbound car driven by Timothy Nunnikhoven, 30, Montour, struck McFate. There were no injuries to the driver or his passengers, police said. Tama Fire department and ambulance service and Tama and Toledo paramedics were called to the scene, according to the Tama Police Department news release.

Tama Police were assisted by Toledo Police and the Tama County Sheriff's Office at the scene. The Iowa State Patrol is conducting the accident investigation.

 
 

 

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