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CB man seriously injured in hit & run, suspect now found

kane fideler council bluffs hit and run suspect
Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 23:18:18-05

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — UPDATE - February 26
Council Bluffs police say they have identified the man driving the truck involved in the accident.
Billie Rowe, 45, of Council Bluffs was given several citations and released. Police say they identified the vehicle involved and later contacted Rowe, who, police say, admitted to being involved.

Rowe was cited for failure to maintain control, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and driving without insurance.

Council Bluffs Police released images of a vehicle that they believe was involved in a personal injury hit-and-run during Saturday's blizzard.

Police say the the incident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. near the 2200 block of the South Expressway in the northbound lanes.

Kane Fideler, 20, says that he had two friends got in a rear-end crash on South Expressway when the hit and run happened.. He got out to secure a camper they were pulling when a truck smashed into the camper pinning Fideler in between. The driver took off.

He was taken to the hospital suffering from a broken tibia and deep laceration in his other leg exposing the bone.

“He almost ran over my head because it was so slick out. My first thought was, 'Oh God I'm going to die,'" Fideler explained. "That was actually the second thought that came into my head is that I'll never walk again because for a short time I felt nothing."

Police are reviewing the traffic cameras in the area and say they’re looking for a gray truck with a gray “C” on the side with green trim. The driver is possibly Hispanic.

If you have information, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 712-328 STOP (7867) or the Traffic Division at 712-328-4948.