15-year-old charged for hit-and-run with pedestrian, Le Mars Police say

LE MARS, Iowa (KCAU) — A 15-year-old was charged with leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in severe accidents on Sunday.

In line with a launch from the Le Mars Police Division, officers obtained a report of a success and run on the intersection of sixth Avenue SW and 4th Avenue SW at 7:22 p.m.

The discharge states {that a} 45-year-old pedestrian was struck whereas within the crosswalk on the intersection. The suspect was driving a crimson Chevy pickup and fled south on sixth Avenue.

Surveillance cameras from varied companies have been capable of seize the incident, serving to regulation enforcement to determine the automobile’s make. Moreover, the footage allowed officers to trace the automobile’s actions because it fled the scene, in keeping with the discharge.

A Le Mars officer was on patrol once they positioned the suspect automobile which confirmed indicators of a collision. The automobile was seized and a 15-year-old juvenile male was taken into custody.

The teenager was charged with a category D felony for knowingly leaving the scene of an accident leading to severe accidents.

The discharge famous that the Le Mars Police Division extends gratitude to those that supplied video for the investigation.


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