An Iowa man has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a six-year-old girl.


   An Iowa man has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a six-year-old girl.

   Forty-two-year-old Gary L. Mason of Argyle, Iowa, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

   Authorities said Mason was driving a pickup pulling a trailer at 11:10 a.m. Monday on Ill. 96 at Hamilton. The trailer broke loose and struck a car driven by Lora Smajlovic, 30, of Hamilton.

   Smajlovic and two passengers, 56-year-old Ann Leeper of Hamilton and a two-year-old child had minor injuries. An 11-year-old received moderate injuries. The six-year-old girl died.

   Mason was not injured. Witnesses told authorities the truck driver turned around after the accident and drove by the Smajlovic vehicle.

   Mason later was located in Lee County, Iowa. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Carthage, Ill., pending a court appearance.