SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 22-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in Sioux City.
The Sioux City Journal says Mark Beltran entered the plea Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court. A trial date hasn’t been set.
Police say 70-year-old Robert Ibsgaard, also of Sioux City, was on a crosswalk on May 29 when he was struck by a car driven by Beltran. Ibsgaard died several days later. Police say Beltran then drove to a parking lot and ran off. He was arrested a short time later.
Beltran also is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, failure to report a crash, no proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license.