Iowa twins died after ATV crash, authorities say


MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Eastern Iowa authorities say the two boys fatally injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident were 9-year-old twins.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office identified the boys as Colton Wayne and Clayton Alan Novak.

The accident was reported a little before 12:15 p.m. Monday. It occurred in a creek that ran through a pasture on a property about two miles west of Mount Vernon.

Authorities say the boys were flown to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids and were pronounced dead there.

The accident is being investigated.

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