Minnesota woman killed in Fourth of July parade in Iowa

July 5, 2021

SLATER, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota woman was killed and three other people injured at an Independence Day parade in Iowa.

Iowa State Police say a 2007 Hyundai Sonata was parked on the street after Saturday’s parade when pedestrians were in the road.

A 75-year-old woman backed out and struck several people. Four people were dragged under the vehicle.

Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Nienow of Alberta Lea, Minnesota, was killed. A 67-year-old woman, a 30-year-old woman and a 6-year-old child were also injured.

Each year, 5,000-6,000 people descend on the town of about 1,500 residents for its Fourth of July festivities.