UPDATE: Man arrested in southeast Iowa hit-and-run accident

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DRAKESVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9 & AP) -- Authorities have arrested a man suspected of fleeing a southeast Iowa accident in which a 9-year-old boy died and his brother was injured.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 41-year-old Terry Petary, of Drakesville, is charged with vehicular homicide. Court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck struck the boy and his brother a little before 10 p.m. Sunday as they walked on a rural road west of Drakesville. A patrol accident report says the truck came up from behind, struck the two and then left. The Sheriff's Office says the pickup was found in West Grove, and Petary was detained there.

The patrol report identified the dead boy as 9-year-old Merlin Beechy and his brother as 12-year-old Nathan Beechy, of rural Drakesville.
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The Iowa State Patrol has released the name of a boy who was killed and his brother who was injured by a hit-and-run driver in southeast Iowa.

A patrol accident report identified the dead boy as 9-year-old Merlin Beechy and his brother as 12-year-old Nathan Beechy, of rural Drakesville in Davis County.

The report says the vehicle struck the boys a little before 10 p.m. Sunday on a rural road west of Drakesville. The report says the vehicle came up from behind, struck the two and then left.

Nathan Beechy was flown to a Des Moines hospital.

No arrests have been reported.
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A hit and run crash has killed a nine-year-old and injured his sibling in southeast Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says a vehicle hit the two at about 10 Sunday night in Davis County. They were walking in the 14000 block of 180th Street in Drakesville, which is a rural area.

Troopers say the children were walking against traffic when a vehicle came up from behind, hit them, and then drove off.

The nine-year-old died, and Life flight took his sibling to a Des Moines hospital.