Cottage Grove Man Killed In Iowa Tree-Cutting Accident

MARENGO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified two men who died in separate accidents in Iowa County in eastern Iowa.

The sheriff’s office says 33-year-old Frank Meager, of Cottage Grove, Minn., was killed Wednesday afternoon in rural Williamsburg when a tree he was cutting down fell on him. Officials say Meager was a subcontractor working to clear the right-of-way for a pipeline company.

Authorities say 63-year of Gerome Miller, of Marengo, also died Wednesday when he was helping to free a pickup truck stuck in the snow and was hit by a tow strap. Officials say a group of hunters was trying to pull the truck out of the snow with another truck when the strap broke.

The sheriff’s office released the men’s names on Friday.

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  • Abby Salomonson

    this is so horrible. Frank was the biological father of my oldest daughter. We are shocked and saddened. Thank Goodness you guys put this on the news. This is how we found out. Thanks so much.Love and prayers to the family.

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