On 5-4-19, at about 11:20 am, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injury at the intersection of 53rd St and 19th Ave in rural Benton County about 2 miles west of Mt Auburn IA. 
Deputies found a collision involving a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and Toyota pickup truck.  The northbound Gator was struck broadside by the westbound Toyota. 
The driver of the John Deere was Roger Higgins, age 77, of Mt Auburn IA, was transported from the scene to a Waterloo area hospital.  Mr. Higgins was would later die from injuries sustained in the collision.
Responding to the collision were the Mt Auburn Fire and First Responders, and the La Porte City Ambulance.

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