Pheasant causes fatal accident in rural Greene County on Friday morning


GREENE COUNTY, IOWA — The Iowa State Patrol says a pheasant appears to have a caused a fatal single vehicle accident early Friday morning in Greene County.

According to an online crash report, 30-year-old Theodore McGinnis hit a pheasant while traveling southbound on J Avenue near 330th Street. McGinnis appears to have veered to miss the pheasant and then crashed into the ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is believed to have happened between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m.

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