You are the owner of this article.
Police identify man struck by vehicle Wednesday night in Mason City
top story

Police identify man struck by vehicle Wednesday night in Mason City

{{featured_button_text}}

MASON CITY | Police have released the name of a man who was seriously injured Wednesday night after a vehicle struck him in Mason City.

Police say Jason Garcia, 43, of Mason City, was walking with another person northbound on South Eisenhower Avenue when a pickup struck him from behind about 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of 19th Street Southwest.

• School threats, mall lawsuit, child endangerment: North Iowa crime and courts news for October (with mugshots) 

The driver of the pickup, Jay Paulsen, 45, of Mason City, was cited for driving under suspension. He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Nov. 28 on that citation. 

Garcia, who was walking in the roadway, was transported to Mercy Hospital for "extensive injuries," Mason City Police Capt. Mike McKelvey said in a news release. Garcia was later transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 

He was listed as being in critical condition Friday afternoon, according to a Mayo Clinic hospital spokeswoman. 

• 95 odd North Iowa crime stories from 2018: Pasta salad evidence, cigarette robbery, stolen pigs (with mugshots)

Paulsen and the other individual, who police say was walking on the shoulder of the road, were not hurt. 

The incident remains under investigation. No additional charges had been filed in connection with the crash as of Friday afternoon. 

The Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office and the Mason City Fire Department assisted at the scene.

North Iowa's mugshots of 2018

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.

 

0
0
1
1
0

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News