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Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Killing I-90 Pedestrian

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A Midwestern truck driver, who is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian on Interstate-90 and then leaving the scene, pleaded not guilty to two charges on Friday.

David Welk, 45, appeared in Sweet Grass County District Court in Big Timber, where he was charged with one count of an accident involving person resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of accident involving a deceased person.

Iowa State Patrol arrested Welk in Grundy County on January 23.

The Sweet Grass County Sheriff's department issued a $250,000 arrest warrant for Welk after receiving a phone call from a passenger in Welk's truck, Michael Karls, concerning the death of 81-year-old Elgie Bedford of Alaska. Karls told law enforcement he was sleeping in the truck back in September when he heard and felt a collision. Karls said Welk began yelling and said "I just hit someone." Documents stated the two went back to see what they might have hit when Karls said he saw what appeared to be a bunch of clothing in the middle of the passing lane.

He is currently jailed on a $250,000 bond.

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