The Iowa State Patrol responded to an accident in Hanlontown that involved a pedestrian and a vehicle. They were assisted by the Forest City Ambulance Service, Mercy Air Med, the Worth County Sheriffs Office and the Hanlontown Fire and Rescue. When the units arrived on the scene, they learned that Rick Johnson of Kensett was walking east on 390th Street when he was struck by a Volkswagen Passat driven by Luke Beenken of Mason City, who was heading eastbound. They were just east of Ironwood Avenue.
Johnson was killed in the accident. The investigation is ongoing in the case and no charges have been made public at this time.