Police: Fatal Accident Involving Minor


A fatal accident occurred early afternoon involving a minor, according to police.

According to the Ottumwa Police Department, 37-year-old Earc Pilcher of Eldon was a driver of a Dodge truck involved in the incident.

On July 2 at 12:25 p.m, emergency personnel reported to an accident in the East Alley in North Hancock and Dewey Street. According to authorities, Pilcher accidentally backed his truck over an 8-year-old on a bicycle in the traveled portion of the alley.

Official personnel report the 8-year-old died as a result of the accident.

The Ottumwa Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol remain under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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