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  • Thu December 29 2022
  • Posted Jan 4, 2023

UPDATE May 17th 2023

Cherokee man arrested after fatal bicycle vs pickup accident

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A hit-and-run accident that killed a man on a bicycle Monday night in Cherokee remains under investigation as local police and Iowa State Patrol seek the driver of the vehicle involved.

Cherokee authorities were tight-lipped about the incident as Chief Nate James said the investigation is ongoing and complex when dealing with a fatality. Such investigations must proceed methodically and legally.

County Attorney Ryan Kolpin also said the incident is under investigation as authorities try to determine how the accident occurred and who was driving the vehicle. Kolpin said a suspect has been been identified, but charges have not been filed as evidence is gathered from the scene and suspect’s vehicle.

The incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of the Cherokee County Law Enforcement complex.

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More News from KIWA Radio

Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that happened in Cherokee earlier this week.

Authorities say the report of a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of North 5th and West Willow Street, which is on the northeast corner of the Cherokee County Courthouse complex, was received about 8:30 this past Monday evening.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The Iowa State Patrol is taking the lead in the investigation, and is not releasing further details due to the complexity of the investigation.


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Crash Date: Dec 26th 2022 8:30pm

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