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Charges filed in fatal Jackson CO UTV accident
09/21/2020

(KNZA)--A Circleville man has been charged in connection a UTV accident in July in northern Jackson County that claimed the life of Fargo, North Dakota teen.

The Holton Recorder reports 21-year-old Wyatt Olberding has been charged in Jackson County District Court with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Olberding has also been charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and transporting an open container, all misdemeanors.

13-year-old Iziah Martinez was killed in the accident early July 5th about two miles northeast of Netawaka. Five others, including Olberding, were injured.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department said Olberding was driving a side-by-side UTV besides another UTV when he lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn. Martinez was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Olberding is scheduled to make his first appearance in court November 9th.

He remains free on a $10,000 bond.

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