Grand Junction pedestrian struck by truck, life flighted

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A Grand Junction man was life flighted to a Des Moines hospital Tuesday evening after he was struck by a pickup truck while walking on a street in Grand Junction.

Travis Christopher Fincel, 46, of Grand Junction was walking on 16th Street N. just north of Sandoe Street E. about 8:15 p.m., according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol (ISP).

A 2015 Dodge Ram, driven by Robert Aaron Kinnick, 72, of Grand Junction, was traveling northbound on 16th Street N. and “struck Travis Fincel within the roadway,” according to the ISP report.

Fincel was first transported to the Greene County Medical Center by Greene County EMS and later transported by helicopter to Iowa Methodist Medical Center “with possible life-threatening injuries,” the ISP report said.

Kinnick was not injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

The Greene County Sheriff’s office, Grand Junction Rescue and Greene County EMS also responded.

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