Boy killed, another injured in southern Iowa hit and run

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa-  The Iowa State Patrol is looking for a driver, who struck a nine-year-old boy walking Sunday night near Drakesville, about 20-miles south of Ottumwa. 

Authorities say the driver then left.   

The child, Merlin Beechy of Drakesville died at the scene.   A second person, Nathan Beechy, who's name was not provide, was also injured and flown to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

The incident happened in the 14-thousand block of 180th Street in Drakesville.  The Iowa State Patrol says Merlin and Nathan Beechy were walking on the east side of 180th Street, west of Drakesville, and were both struck from behind by an unknown vehicle.   



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