A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a truck in Story County early Thursday morning, but officials say she may have intentionally jumped out in front of the vehicle.
The Story County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old David Saveraid was driving westbound on 190th St. around 12:30 a.m. when a woman darted out in front of his truck.
Saveraid told police he saw a second vehicle circling in the area that he thought may have picked up the woman. In Saveraid’s 911 call he gave dispatchers a description of the vehicle.
When deputies arrived they found the woman, 40-year-old Lisa Ryan of Ames, in the northwest ditch.
The vehicle seen leaving the scene was located in Story City. After interviewing the driver, Jon Wilmarth, he was arrested and charged with OWI.
Officals say Wilmarth is the injured woman’s boyfriend. Wilmarth told deputies Ryan may have jumped in front of the truck on purpose.
Deputies say Ryan smelled strongly of alcohol. Her condition is unknown at this time.
The investigation into the incident continues.