Public Safety

Witnesses sought in hit-and-run accident that resulted in death of 14-year-old Maynard boy

Accident photo from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Accident photo from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
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The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information and potential witness about an accident that happened Thursday evening (June 28) that claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy.

According to a media release from the sheriff’s office, at 10:08 p.m. officers received a call about a moped accident on Highway 150 near 118th Street, roughly two miles south of Fayette. after arriving on scene, officers determined that the driver of the moped, Kaiden Douglas Estling, 14, of Maynard had been driving south on Highway 150 when he was struck by another vehicle. As a result of the collision, Kaiden lost control of his moped and ended up in the nearby west side ditch. The other vehicle fled the scene before deputies arrived, according to the release.

Despite multiple lifesaving attempts, Kaiden was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the release, the sheriff’s office was assisted on scene by the Fayette Police Department, West Union Police Department, Fayette Ambulance, and Fayette Fire Department. The Iowa State Patrol Technical Collision Investigator is assisting Fayette County in its continuing investigation into this hit-and-run accident.

Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher is asking that any potential witnesses with a better description or an account of what happened to come forward. Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 563-422-6067.

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