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Dubuque Police Investigate Fatal Accident (Update)

Date: 04/08/19
Contacts: Lieutenant Joe Messerich, (563) 589-4473
                  Assistant Chief Jeremy Jensen, (563) 589-4444

On 04/06/19 at approximately 11:38 AM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the area of University Ave and Finley St for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and found that Mary F. Bockenstedt, 84, of Dubuque, was backing a 1998 Buick LeSabre out of a private driveway on Finley St when she struck her husband, Walter E. Bockenstedt, 82, who was behind her vehicle. Walter became pinned under the vehicle and died at the scene. The accident scene was processed and the case remains under investigation by the department’s Technical Accident Investigators.

If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

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