A girl from the western Iowa town of Little Sioux died Tuesday night when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a pickup truck in Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol says 12-year-old Amiee Marie Atwell died after her bike was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by 86-year-old Earl Doll, of Onawa.
The accident happened as Doll, who was traveling south on Harrison County Road K-45 entered the northbound lane around Atwell’s southbound bicycle, in an attempt to give her plenty of room on the road. The patrol says for some reason, Atwell apparently tried to get to the other side of the road when she was hit.
The accident happened about one-mile north of Little Sioux at around 5:35 P.M. Atwell was taken by Mondamin Rescue to Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, where she died from her injuries. No charges have been filed.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic