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Man arrested after fatally running down bicyclist in Waterloo


This news story was published on July 25, 2019.
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WATERLOO – A man has been arrested after the car he was driving struck and killed a Waterloo bicyclist.

On July 23, 2019 at approximately 3:51 PM, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of Western Avenue and W. 3rd Street on a report of a bicyclist being hit by a motor vehicle. Upon their arrival they found the vehicle had left the scene of the accident. The bicyclist, Dilail Salkic age 22 of Waterloo, was injured and remained at the scene. Waterloo Fire Rescue transported Salkic to Mercy One for treatment. Officers were able to locate the vehicle involved and through the investigation into this matter arrested LA Jefferson, age 42 of Waterloo.

Jefferson is charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor, but may face additional charges.

On July 24, 2019 Waterloo Police were notified that Salkic had passed away, and an autopsy will be scheduled with the Iowa State Medical Examiners Office.

LA Jefferson

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5 Responses to Man arrested after fatally running down bicyclist in Waterloo

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Hate crime? Maybe he has something against people who ride bikes?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

    He’s just misunderstood, he only wanted his bicycle back.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Seriously? His name is LA?? Jeez.