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8-year-old boy dies after being struck by vehicle in Council Bluffs

Posted at 9:00 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 23:27:43-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — Council Bluffs Police say an 8-year-old boy died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle.

At 6:25 p.m., police responded to a car vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Franklin Ave and Carson Ave.

Police say an 8-year-old boy was struck by a blue Honda Pilot. Witnesses told police the vehicle fled the area.

Authorities located the Honda Pilot a short distance from the scene, which was driven by 36-year-old Troy Allen Pokorny.

The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police arrested Pokorny and are investigating the crash. Impairment may be a possible factor, authorities say.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Traffic Unit at 712-328-4948.