One of two girls has died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in southwest Iowa. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 6:30 Thursday evening, officers investigated the accident in a farm field northeast of Red Oak.
Eleven-year-old Courtney Marie Leming was operating a Polaris Sportsman 400 ATV with passenger Morgan Leslie McFarland, also of Red Oak and 11 years old. The two were southbound in a farm field when the ATV lost control and rolled, throwing both to the ground. Leming was pronounced dead at the scene and McFarland was transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Neither Leming nor McFarland were wearing helmets. Fundraising efforts are underway and an account has been opened in the name of Courtney Leming at U.S. Bank in Red Oak to help the Leming family.