Woman killed during hit-and-run crash in Center Point

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CENTER POINT, Iowa (KCRG) - One person was killed and another hospitalized after an early morning hit-and-run accident in Center Point on Sunday, law enforcement officials said.

Bret Daniel Klima, 30, of Urbana (Courtesy: Linn County Sheriff's Office)

At around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident at Bully's North bar, located at 510 Iowa Street. The person who phoned in the report said that a vehicle had struck two pedestrians in the parking lot of the bar.

Deputies found a woman dead at the scene. Another man was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

The male injured in the accident was identified as a 46-year-old from Vinton, Iowa. The female pronounced dead at the scene was identified as Kimberley Swore, 50, of Center Point, Iowa.

The vehicle responsible for the accident had left the scene. Witnesses told deputies that it was a gray Chevy Suburban with Iowa plates EQB 231. They said that it was driven by Bret Daniel Klima, 30, of Urbana.

Deputies located the vehicle and Klima later on in the morning.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.