UPDATE: Eight-Year-Old Boy Hit by Car in Marshalltown Dies

Marshalltown police now say an 8-year-old boy who was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon has died.   It happened just before 3:30.

Police said the child was walking home from Franklin Elementary School, crossing West Main Street near 13th Street when he was struck by a car turning east onto Main. That’s according to witness statements.

He was taken to Unity Point Hospital in Marshalltown then flown to Iowa Methodist in Des Moines where he died from his injuries.

Police say 71-year-old Marilyn Diggins of Marshalltown was behind the wheel of the car.

The investigation into the collision continues.