Man charged with Gowrie hit-and-run

A 19-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a hit and run from earlier this month in Gowrie.

Nathan H. Godfrey, 19, of Gowrie, is charged with one count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor.

He is also charged with failure to maintain a reasonable and proper speed and operating a vehicle too close to a bicyclist, both simple misdemeanor traffic citations.

It’s alleged that, on June 2, around 3:13 a.m., Godfrey was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala in the 3500 mile of Fairbanks Avenue when he hit a bicyclist, Kaelan Lundberg, injuring him.

Godfrey allegedly didn’t stop and kept driving, not checking to see if Lundberg was hurt.

Lundberg had to be taken to a hospital in Des Moines for treatment of a skull fracture, according to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney’s office.

Godfrey made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Monday morning.

He appeared in front of District Associate Court Judge Angela Doyle, who was presiding over Magistrate Court.

Doyle allowed Godfrey to be released on his own recognizance.

She also set his preliminary hearing for July 13.