Marshalltown Boy Dies After Being Hit Crossing City Street
A Marshalltown boy has died of injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle while walking home from school.
Police say officers and paramedics were dispatched to the accident site around 3:30 PM Wednesday. According to witness statements given to police, the boy was crossing West Main Street when he was struck by a vehicle that was making a turn onto South 13th Street. The intersection is near Franklin Elementary School, where the 8-year-old was a student.
Authorities did not identify the victim. Marshalltown Schools released a statement to the Marshalltown Times-Republican Thursday morning that identified the boy as Christian Maxon, a second-grader at Franklin.
According to police, the child was taken to the Marshalltown hospital for treatment. Maxon was eventually flown to a medical center in Des Moines, where he later died.
Authorities identified the vehicle's driver as Marilyn Diggins, 71, of Marshalltown.
The accident remains under investigation.
Source: Marshalltown Times-Republican