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Pedestrian hit and killed in Ames, driver leaves scene


This news story was published on December 14, 2015.
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Iowa State University in Ames

Iowa State University in Ames

AMES, IOWA – Ames Police and Iowa State University are investigating a hit and run incident in which a female pedestrian was killed.

The incident took place at Lincoln Way and Ash Avenue in this college city, at approximately 7:04 AM on December 14, 2015. An Iowa State University police officer found an injured pedestrian lying in the road at that location. Officers performed CPR on the pedestrian until emergency medical personnel arrived. The pedestrian was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center where she later died. The name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of family.

The Ames Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Iowa State University Police Department. Investigation into this incident continues by the Criminal Investigation Division and Ames P.D. Accident Reconstruction team.

Anyone having information concerning this incident should contact the Ames Police Department at (515) 239-5133.

Later Monday, Dr. Steven Leath, Iowa State University President, released a statement on the death of the ISU student:

“We were shocked and saddened to learn this morning that an Iowa State student, Emmalee Jacobs, died after being struck by a car in Ames. On behalf of the entire Iowa State University family, I extend condolences to the Jacobs family and to her friends at Iowa State and in her hometown, Urbana, Iowa. It’s always difficult to see a young life taken, particularly when it’s one of our students who had been with us only a few months. The Ames Police Department is investigating this tragedy as a hit-and-run accident. I join the Ames and ISU Police Departments in encouraging anyone with information that may help identify the driver of the car to contact Ames Police.”

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