Woman Dies After Being Hurt In Southwest Iowa Parade

BEDFORD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died from injuries suffered during a Fourth of July parade in Bedford in southwest Iowa.

Police say 82-year-old Betty Sprague, of Bedford, died Wednesday at a hospital in Omaha, Neb.

She was among three people thrown from a wagon that broke loose from four ponies during the parade.

Police say a problem with a neck yoke or wagon tongue caused the wagon to come loose and strike the curb. The other passengers were treated at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Sprague was the second Iowan to die from injuries suffered during a parade over the holiday weekend. Janet Steines, of Springbrook, died and 24 others were injured when two horses pulling a wagon bolted in Bellevue.
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