Cedar Rapids Man Arrested for Hitting and Killing a Pedestrian on Sunday
A Cedar Rapids man has been arrested after his vehicle hit two pedestrians on Sunday, killing one.
According to a press release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 45 year old Kyle Kubite of Cedar Rapids was arrested yesterday after two pedestrians were hit near the 1400 block of Memorial Drive SE. The accident happened at around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Cedar Rapids police say that Kubite's vehicle struck two pedestrians, one male and one female. Both were transported to a local hospital. The male was treated for non-life threatening injurires. The female was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the release. Kubite was not injured.
Police officials say that Kubite was driving while intoxicated when he hit the two pedestrians. He faces charges of vehicular homicide while intoxicated, along with a seperate OWI charge. Kubite was also charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, according to the press release.
Police say that no more information is currently available and that their investigation continues. The identies of the pedestrians, including the woman who died, are being withheld at this time.
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