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Name of Deceased Released in Fatal Accident in Pella

Posted: Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 12:32 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

A fatal traffic accident occurred in Pella on Thursday night. At 6:16pm the Pella Police Department received a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk of University St. near Central College. Gilbert Paul Vanderwal has been named as the pedestrian who was killed in the incident. The Iowa State Patrol, who investigated the accident, reports that the driver of a Dodge Caravan, 31 year old Christopher Lyle of Pella, did not see the pedestrian as he crossed University between West 1st and Broadway because of rain and glare from headlights.