Charge filed in fatal accident

Accident in Hancock County

MASON CITY, Iowa – A charge has been filed in an auto accident that killed a Forest City man on May 13.  The Iowa State Patrol says 42-year-old Kim Chada of Forest City has been accused of failing to yield for a stop sign.  Authorities say Chada was southbound on Hancock County road R44 and did not obey the stop sign at the intersection with county road B16.  52-year-old Timothy Gross was driving west on B16 and swerved to avoid Chada’s vehicle.  Gross lost control and his vehicle overturned in the ditch on the southwest side of the intersection.  Gross was taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa where he passed away on May 19.  Under Iowa law, failure to yield for a stop sign in connection with a fatal accident is punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or a license suspension of 180 days.

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