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Arrest made in West Lake Okoboji boating hit and run

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WEST LAKE OKOBOJI, Iowa (KTIV)-- Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers have made an arrest in a boating hit and run on West Lake Okoboji.

The DNR said in a news release that Conservation Officers located a damaged boat in a hoist at a private residence on the north end of West Lake Okoboji.

Officers say the damage on the boat was consistent with damage to the hit and run incident which seriously injured Vahghn Wickham of Spirit Lake on Tuesday.

Officers got a search warrant and seized the boat. The DNR says, shortly after it was seized, Zachery Kruse, 20, of Spirit Lake turned himself in to DNR Conservation Officers.

Zachery James Kruse
(Source: Dickinson County Sheriff's Office)

Kruse was booked into the Dickinson County Jail and charged with an aggravated misdemeanor for failing to give aid in a vessel resulting in a serious injury.

Keith W. Bliven

KTIV News Director

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