A 22-year-old Kalona woman died following an ATV wreck over the weekend. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at 12:31 a.m. Saturday authorities were called to the wreck at 100 Shiloh Drive near Kalona. The all-terrain vehicle was being operated on private land and the driver, 28-year-old Alex Merritt of Iowa City, lost control. The ATV rolled, Merritt and passenger Elizabeth Lenton were thrown from the ATV.
Lenton died as a result of the crash. Merritt was transported by Washington County Ambulance to the University of Iowa hospital.
Iowa State Patrol, Washington County EMS and Washington County Sheriff’s personnel responded to the scene. The accident is under investigation, charges pending.