A jury this afternoon found a northwest Iowa man not guilty for a fatal traffic accident near Le Mars in 2007.
Fifty-one-year-old Danny Robinson of Merill was charged with homicide by motor vehicle after a van he was driving struck a woman. Seventy-eight-year Fern Nielson of Lake Norden, South Dakota, was hit near her car just minutes after she’d used a cell phone to ask for help for a traffic accident she had. Nielson died later at a Sioux City hospital.
The Plymouth County District court jury began deliberating Tuesday and reached a verdict of not guilty of homicide by vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
(Reporting by Joanne Glamm, KLEM Radio News, Le Mars)