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UPDATE: 12 year-old Traer girl killed in weekend hunting accident

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TAMA COUNTY (KWWL) - UPDATE: The Traer community is grieving a young girl killed in a hunting accident over the weekend.

12 year-old Liesel Casto was killed on Saturday when she was loading a muzzleloader.

The North Tama Community School District is planning a gathering at the junior high commons from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for friends and family.  In addition, Nt BASIC will host a fundraiser meal for the Casto family from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Building in Traer.  The meal will be a free will donation to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says this is the first hunting death reported during Iowa's 2014 seasons.

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One person is dead following a hunting accident in Tama County Saturday.

A news release from the Tama County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened around 7:45 a.m. in rural Traer.

Deputies say three members of family were preparing to go muzzleloader hunting for deer.

They say one person's gun discharged, fatally injuring the person loading the muzzleloader.

Names are being withheld pending notification of all family relatives.

The Tama County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources continues to investigate the incident.

Stay with KWWL for further updates.


Bob Waters, Eric Page and Teal Jennings contributed to this story.

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