Fatal accident

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 2:30 p.m.

(Red Oak) -- The Iowa State Patrol has identified the individuals involved in a fatal accident in Red Oak Monday evening, when a Red Oak police vehicle struck a pedestrian.

According to the Patrol, several Red Oak police officers were responding in an emergency mode to an apartment fire within the city of Red Oak at around 5:55 p.m. The officer, identified as 22-year-old Reece Anderson, was driving northbound on North Broadway Street near the intersection of Joy Street when Anderson's vehicle struck 12-year-old Vana Marie Redd in the roadway. Redd sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, according to the Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation.


(Red Oak) -- An investigation continues into a fatal accident in Red Oak early Monday evening, in which a Red Oak police vehicle struck a pedestrian.

The Iowa State Patrol says several Red Oak police officers were responding in an emergency mode to an apartment fire within the city of Red Oak at around 7 p.m. Authorities say the patrol cars were northbound on North Broadway Street near the intersection of Joy Street when one of the three patrol cars struck a young child that was in the roadway.  The child sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

In an email to parents, Red Oak School Superintendent Ron Lorenz confirmed that the victim was a student at Inman Elementary School. The patrol is still investigating the accident. Further information will be released after all notifications have been made.


ORIGINAL STORY Tuesday, January 10th, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

(Red Oak) -- Police and school officials confirm an accident involving a Red Oak police vehicle resulted in a fatality of an area youth.

Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy confirms to KMA News an accident occurring on Broadway in Red Oak Monday evening involving a Red Oak police officer did result in a fatality. Rhamy says the incident was immediately handed over to the Iowa State Patrol who have already begun their investigation.

In an email to parents, Red Oak School District Superintendent Ron Lorenz says the district was able to confirm the victim was a student at the Inman Elementary School.

More information on the incident will be provided as it becomes available.

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