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    Council Bluffs hit and run, 8yr old boy dies


    4-15-2020 Around 5pm several citizens called police dispatch to say a child was hit on a bicycle at the Franklin St and Carson st intersection and the driver fled the scene. After a short time Council Bluffs Police did locate the hit and run driver and took him into custody.

    Council Bluffs Paramedics and Fire Department were on the scene within minutes. 

    After a short time a Council Bluffs police investigator arrived with a crime scene photographer to document the scene. A short time after that Council Bluffs police put a drone in the air to document and map the scene.

    As of the time of this stories release we do not know the child's condition, the name of the driver or the circumstances involved. Council Bluffs Police did not release any information or make a press statement. Metro News Now will update this story once we can obtain any information from CBPD.

    UPDATE: Troy Allen Pokorny, 36, is the one who hit the boy then left the scene. Council Bluffs Police did say Pokorny was released but a investigation is still ongoing.

    Metro News Now spoke to neighbors who say the street needs preventative measures to slow drivers due to drivers always speeding on Franklin St. One neighborhood resident stated he's asked for measures to be taken with the city previously.

    On 4-14-2020 around 1pm the previous day, another child was struck at the intersection of 25th and 2nd Ave. Both of these incidents were only a day apart.

    UPDATE 2: The name of the boy who passed away in this tragic incident was released by his school. His name is Quintin Brownfield. More on this story from Metro News Now



    Please note: Some of the video below is graphic. The video below shows the scene only. 





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