Iowa Driver Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Fatal Hit-and-run Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
An Iowa driver involved in a fatal
hit-and-run accident last Spring has been sentenced to five years in prison. According to the
court documents, the 21-year-old driver pleaded guilty at the September
23 hearing. The accused was charged with a class D felony and sentenced
to five years in prison. In April 2016, the 21-year-old driver struck
a 37-year-old woman who was crossing Southwest 9th Street. The driver
fled the scene of the accident and failed to render aid. The woman died
from her injuries. The driver claimed he did not know he had hit anyone,
but the judge did not believe him. Authorities say the judge’s sentence
of five years in prison sends a message to society for the need to value
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