Officer strikes, kills child with patrol vehicle while headed to Iowa fire

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:41 PM CST
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RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa police officer struck and killed a child with a patrol vehicle while headed to an apartment fire.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Alex Dinkla said the crash happened around 7 p.m. Monday near an intersection in the town of Red Oak. The child’s name was released Tuesday afternoon. He was identified as 12-year-old Vana Marie Redd of Red Oak.

The patrol is still investigating the accident.

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