Car driver pleads not guilty to charge in boy’s death

June 3, 2019

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A driver has pleaded not guilty to a charge stemming from the death of an 8-year-old who was struck by the woman’s car as he was walking home from school in Marshalltown.

Marshall County court records say the plea was entered last week for 71-year-old Marilyn Diggins. The charge: failure to yield to a pedestrian at an intersection. Her pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 10.

Police say Christian Maxon was crossing West Main Street on his way home from Franklin Elementary School when he was hit by Diggins’ vehicle as she turned onto West Main from South 13th Street.

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