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Iowa boy struck and killed by driver in school parking lot


This news story was published on November 17, 2020.
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DALLAS COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa boy was struck and killed Monday afternoon by driver in a school parking lot.

On November 16, 2020 at approximately 3:42 PM, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call from the Woodward Granger High School parking lot, located at 306 W 3rd Street in Woodward, Iowa. The caller stated that a juvenile male had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot and had severe injuries. The state patrol indicates in a report that the boy had traveled in front of the vehicle and was struck, with the driver continuing over the child until he came to a full stop.

The Woodward Fire Department and Police Department, along with Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Dallas County EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene. A 7-year-old male was located at the scene and was pronounced deceased. He was since identified as Charlie Brewer of Bouton, Iowa. The driver was identified as 47-year-old Robert Nevitt of Perry, Iowa, who was driving a 2019 GMC Denali.

The Iowa State Patrol was called to assist with the technical accident investigation. Witnesses are still being interviewed and all evidence is still being collected at this time. The investigation is open and active and no more information will be released at this time.

Other responding agencies include the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the Perry Police Department, the Granger Police Department, Woodward First Responders, and MercyOne.

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