Hinton UTV fatal accident


An 8-year-old boy has died as the result of a UTV accident that occurred late Wednesday morning west of Hinton.

According to a Plymouth County Sherriff’s news release, at 11:46 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from Hill Lane, west of Hinton. It’s reported that an 8-year-old boy was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger UTV owned by the homeowner. The young boy lost control in a grassy area of their residence causing the UTV to rollover onto its top.

He was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City by Hinton Ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.  The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol and the Hinton Ambulance and Fire Department.