An eight-year-old Altoona boy died this morning after being hit by a car while crossing the street on the way to school. Police in the Des Moines suburb say Jacob Pullen was with a friend and was crossing the street on a push scooter when he fell off the scooter and into the street where he was struck by a car.
The driver of the car, 34-year-old Renee Lynn Waters of Mitchellville, told police it was dark and she saw something in the roadway — but due to the heavy downpour of rain — she was unable to stop in time. Police say Waters stopped, and along with several other motorists, tried to help Pullen, but the boy died at the scene. Investigators say Waters was not impaired in any way, and speed did not appear to be a factor in the accident.
They also say they do not anticipate any charges being filed against Waters.