- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol has released the names of a boy who was killed and his brother who was injured by a hit-and-run driver in southeast Iowa.

A patrol accident report identified the dead boy as 9-year-old Merlin Beechy and his brother as 12-year-old Nathan Beechy, of rural Drakesville in Davis County.

The report says the vehicle struck the boys a little before 10 p.m. Sunday on a rural road west of Drakesville. The report says the vehicle came up from behind, struck the two and then left.

Nathan Beechy was flown to a Des Moines hospital.

No arrests have been reported.

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