McPherson County boy dies in weekend accident

By Chris Swick
March 08, 2016

A McPherson County boy is dead following a weekend accident involving a mini-bike.

According to, the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on 24th Avenue when Nicholas Ratzlaff, 10, of Galva was southbound on an off-road mini-bike. Ratzlaff apparently made a left turn in front of a southbound truck as it moved to pass the mini-bike.

Ratzlaff was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.