MONROE COUNTY — A car hit and killed a pedestrian walking on a highway early Wednesday morning, according to the Iowa State Patrol.
Troopers say 23-year-old Marcus Major was driving west on Highway 34 near Albia around 1 a.m. Wednesday when a pedestrian, 23-year-old Zachary Bates of Albia, walked into the lane.
A preliminary crash report says Major “took evasive action” by braking and swerving, but was unable to avoid striking Bates, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both Major and a passenger in his vehicle were uninjured in the accident.
The incident is under investigation.