An eastern Iowa boy is dead after flipping his four-wheeler. Jackson County sheriff’s deputies said 7-year-old Austin Reuter was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.

Deputies were called at 7:21 p.m. Thursday to the Mark Stillmunkes farm on Centerville Road in rural LaMotte. Deputies said Austin Reuter was operating a Club Car 4×4 alone while doing farm chores when the vehicle rolled over.

The accident was discovered by his mother, Karla. Reuter is the son of Karla Reuter of the Centerville Road address and Roland Reuter of Potosi, Wisconsin. Deputies say the investigation into the accident continues.

By Sheri Melvold, KMAQ, Maquoketa