- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a Nebraska man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Iowa told police his vehicle was stolen the night of the accident.

The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs reports (https://bit.ly/1P3cCmD ) that 44-year-old Tracy Peniska of Omaha turned himself in at the Pottawattamie County Jail Monday and was charged Tuesday with leaving the scene of a fatality accident and obstructing prosecution.

Police say Peniska was driving his car March 9 on the Interstate 480 bridge in Council Bluffs when he hit a pedestrian, 29-year-old Brett Jensen. Police say they Peniska reported his car stolen to Omaha police the night of the hit-and-run.

The public defender’s office has declined to comment on the case.


Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com

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