A local man is facing out of town charges following the death of a two-year-old last weekend. 34-year-old Phillip Evans of Wood River is charged with vehicular homicide after police in Burlington, Iowa, say he struck the child with his vehicle in a motel parking lot.
Authorities allege Evans struck the girl while he was driving then left the scene, but later returned and was arrested. He was staying at the Midtown Motel as was the girl and her family, who were there visiting other relatives. The victim has been identified as Dniyah Brider. She was transported to a local hospital following the incident, but later died of her injuries. Evans has reportedly posted bond.
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