Muscatine man killed in car-pedestrian accident Saturday

A Muscatine man was killed in a car-pedestrian accident Saturday (Nov. 21, 2020) morning in the 3600 block of Grandview Avenue (US Highway 61 South).

The Muscatine Police Department was contacted at approximately 6:17 a.m. Saturday by a driver reporting that she believed she had hit someone. Upon arrival at the scene officers discovered Cody Robert Terpenning, 33, 1501 Magnolia St., Muscatine, deceased along the side of the highway.

The driver, Tamra Renee Coey, 51, 508 Water St., Wapello, was not injured in the accident.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Coey was driving a 2007 Mercury Mariner when she struck Terpenning as she was transitioning from the center lane to the outside lane. Terpenning, who was a pedestrian, may have been on the roadway when he was struck.

The Iowa State Patrol was contacted for assistance and sent a traffic accident investigative team to continue the investigation into details of the accident. No charges have been filed at this time, but the accident remains under investigation.

The southbound lanes of US Highway 61 were closed down for several hours Saturday morning while the accident investigation was taking place.