FORT MADISON, IA (WGEM) — A Fort Madison man pleaded not guilty Monday in connection to the death of a 14-year-old who died in a bicycle crash earlier this month.
Court records state that Jeremy Gillette, 18, pleaded not guilty to Homicide by Vehicle, a Class C Felony.
Gillette was charged after a bicycle crash on April 1 in Keokuk, Iowa, killed 14-year-old Brandon Fitzgerald.
After an investigation, police found that Fitzgerald was riding his bicycle and holding onto a 2012 Chevy Impala driven by Gillette. As Fitzgerald was being pulled by the Impala, he fell off the bike and landed on the pavement.
First Responders helped Fitzgerald on scene and he was transported by Lee County Ambulance to Unity Point Hospital where he later died.