Public Safety

Woman killed overnight in hit-and-run in Center Point

A woman was killed early Sunday in a hit-and-run at a Center Point bar.

Around 1:30 a.m., a driver in a Chevy Suburban struck a man and woman in the parking lot of Bully’s North at 510 Iowa St., according to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberley Swore, 50, of Center Point died from her injuries. Jack Greenhaw, 46, of Vinton was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The driver left the scene, but witnesses said Bret D. Klima, 30, of Urbana was driving the gray Suburban that hit the pedestrians. Witnesses also shared the vehicle’s license plate number with authorities.

A subsequent news release said Bret Klima and the vehicle had been found, and the investigation is ongoing. Klima has not been charged in the incident.

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