A suspect is jailed after Tuesday’s hit-and-run accident that killed a seven-year-old girl as she tried to board a Northwood-Kensett school bus in rural Worth County.
The Iowa State Patrol confirms that charges are pending at this time against 31-year-old Aaron Gunderson of Northwood, who allegedly was driving a 2002 Chevy pickup truck that struck and killed Kadyn Halvorson of rural Kensett.
Investigators say that Halvorson was walking across the road about two-and-a-half miles northeast of Kensett to get on a stopped school bus that had its lights flashing and stop sign out, when the child was struck by a pickup that didn’t obey the sign and lights.
Gunderson was arrested a short time later a few miles from the accident scene.
Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City