Cedar Rapids Police Identify Hit and Run Victim

By Dave Franzman, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids police have now identified the victim who died in a hit-and-run accident Sunday afternoon.

Police said Jenniffer Hopkins, 30, was ejected from a Chevy Suburban when it collided with a white Toyota Camry. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 16th Avenue and 11th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

The driver of the Chevy Suburban ran from the scene after the accident. Police have not named him and are still searching for him.

Police said the driver who left the scene apparently ran a stop sign, according to witnesses. Police said Hopkins was ejected from the passenger seat in the Chevy Suburban. Police have not said anything about the relationship between Hopkins and the person driving the sports utility vehicle.

Police have also now identified Mark McDowell, of Cedar Rapids, as the driver of the Toyota. Four children suffered minor injuries and were later treated and released. Police have not released their names because they are juveniles.
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