Rock Port woman charged in pedestrian death

(KLZA)-- A Rock Port, Missouri woman is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian, resulting in death following an accident in Hamburg, Iowa in January.

77-year-old Nancy Bartles of Rock Port has been charged in connection to the death of 77-year-old Willie Donn Thorp of Hamburg, Iowa, on the evening of January 25.

Authorities allege Bartels was operating a pickup that stuck Thorp while he was carrying items to his vehicle from a community center. Thorp died at a nearby hospital.

The Fremont, Iowa, Sheriff's Office says neither speed, alcohol, drugs, nor distracted driving were factors in the accident.

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