Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Iowa man held in deadly hit-and-run accident

Note: I have a 5 1/2 year old daughter.....this 6 year old was opening presents last week...and now the family is dealing with this.

Why? Where are the standards?
Where is the training?
Where is the inspections?
What will be the penalty?

Iowa man held in deadly hit-and-run accident

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Hannibal Courier-Post
Posted Dec 29, 2009 @ 01:46 PM

Hamilton, IL —

An Iowa man has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a six-year-old girl.

Forty-two-year-old Gary L. Mason of Argyle, Iowa, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Authorities said Mason was driving a pickup pulling a trailer at 11:10 a.m. Monday on Ill. 96 at Hamilton. The trailer broke loose and struck a car driven by Lora Smajlovic, 30, of Hamilton.

Smajlovic and two passengers, 56-year-old Ann Leeper of Hamilton and a two-year-old child had minor injuries. An 11-year-old received moderate injuries. The six-year-old girl died.

Mason was not injured. Witnesses told authorities the truck driver turned around after the accident and drove by the Smajlovic vehicle.

Mason later was located in Lee County, Iowa. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Carthage, Ill., pending a court appearance.

1 comment:

Al said...

Sounds like homicide by gross negligence. First degree manslaughter?