Ian McFate, 13, a student at the South Tama Middle School, is hospitalized following a car-pedestrian accident on Tama's west side according to Tama Police. Police said McFate was transported to Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center by Tama ambulance, then airlifted to Mercy Hospital, Des Moines. Hospital officials late Tuesday afternoon, confirmed that McFate had died.
McFate was a STC cross country athlete who was training on the South Tama Recreation Trail at the time of the accident at about 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, police said.The Trail crosses Tama County Road E49 (old Highway 30) along the west side of the Tama-Toledo Country Club.
A westbound car operated by Timothy Nunnikhoven, 30, Montour, struck McFate. There were no injuries to the driver or his passengers, police said.
City of Tama Police were assisted by Toledo Police and the Tama County Sheriff's Office at the scene. The Iowa state Patrol is conducting the accident investigation.