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Two men killed in Iowa County tragedies identified

Two people were killed Thursday in separate tragedies, the Iowa County Sheriff's Office said.
Two people were killed Thursday in separate tragedies, the Iowa County Sheriff's Office said.

UPDATE: The two people who were killed Thursday in separate tragedies were identified today by the Iowa County Sheriff's Office.

Jerome Miller, 63, of Marengo died in an incident around 1:46 p.m. in a snowy farm field east of the intersection of 225th Street and NN Avenue in rural Williamsburg. Reports indicate that a group of hunters was trying to free a pickup stuck in the snow, using a tow strap attached to a second pickup, when the tow strap failed. A portion of the strap struck and killed Miller, officials said.

Earlier in the day, Frank Meager, 33, of Cottage Grove, Minn., was killed around 12:45 p.m. near the 2600 block of O Avenue in rural Williamsburg. According to reports, Meager, a subcontractor working to clear the right of way for a pipeline company, died when he was crushed by a tree he was cutting.
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