A 17-year-old Humboldt County youth died Thursday of injuries received in a snowmobile accident on Wednesday night. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Tanner Ruberg from Hardy.
The accident happened just north of Humboldt on 215th Street. The initial investigation indicated that the snowmobile driven by Ruberg struck an object that knocked him from the machine. Ruberg was transported to the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge where he later died of his injuries.
Ruberg was a junior at Humboldt High School. He was active in sports and a reporter for the school newspaper. Grief counselors will be on hand today to meet with students at Humboldt High School.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City