Police-lightsA six-year-old girl from Webster City has died and five others were injured in a Christmas morning accident on a county highway five miles east of Fort Dodge.

The Iowa State Patrol reported a 2007 Jeep Wrangler driven by 20 year old Ruth Tomlinson of Fort Dodge was traveling eastbound when it drifted across the center line of the highway. A westbound 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 28 year old Justin Henry of Webster City braked and swerved to the left to avoid the Tomlinson Jeep. The collision occurred in the westbound lane.

Henry and his passengers 24 year old Brooke Ford, Hayley Henry, Payton Henry and Rowan Henry of Webster City along with Tomlinson were transported to a Fort Dodge hospital for treatment of their injuries. Six year old Payton Henry died of her injuries Saturday evening at a hospital in Des Moines. A family member has set a Go Fund Me account to help pay for the family’s medical expenses.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)