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Moped driver killed in hit and run in Ackley

Moped driver killed in hit and run in Ackley

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ACKLEY - An Ackley man riding a Honda moped was struck and killed Friday morning by a truck that left the scene.

Ed Uhlenhopp, 85, died at the scene, according to a report by the Hardin County Sheriff's Department and Iowa State Patrol. He was struck at 8 a.m. by a truck with dual wheels that left the scene. Authorities are seeking the driver.

The accident occurred as Uhlenhopp, who was southbound on Butler Street, attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway on Fourth Avenue. The truck, which was following the moped, attempted to pass on the left when the vehicles collided.

The Ackley Fire Department, Ackley Police Department and Ackley Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Anyone with information about the truck or its driver is asked to call the Iowa State Patrol at (319) 277-4761 or the Hardin County Sheriff's Department at (641) 939-8189.


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