FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A man has been convicted of leaving the scene after his girlfriend leaped to her death from his car in southeast Iowa.
Lee County court records say 29-year-old Damian Hamann was found guilty Wednesday of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1. Hamann told investigators that 20-year-old Sadie Alvarado jumped from his car on Aug. 5 in rural Lee County as they were arguing. He says he drove home to Morning Sun but went back later to look for her.
Her body already had been found by a passer-by. An autopsy report shows she suffered blunt force injuries after her leap and had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit to drive.
Alvarado lived in Muscatine.