BURLINGTON, IA - According to KWQC, authorities have arrested a woman for a fatal auto vs. pedestrian collision that killed a blind man near Grove St and Summer St on Feb. 26, 2021.
Megan Marie Kalar, 36, collided with Jacob Sexton as he was using a cane and GPS on his phone on his way home around 9:03 p.m.
Paige Furns, a nurse, witnessed the collision and aided Sexton until first responders arrived.
Rescue crews transported Sexton to an area hospital, where he died.
Authorities believed Kalar was impaired and gave her a preliminary breath test. The test said her BAC was 0.117, above the legal limit of .08. A blood test at 12:27 a.m. determined her BAC was .069.
Authorities arrested Kalar on Tuesday. They charged her with homicide by vehicle-reckless driving and homicide by vehicle-operating under the influence.
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