LITTLE ROCK—A 4-year-old Little Rock boy died of injuries when he was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon, June 3.
Funeral services for Griffin “Griffy” Douglas Engelkes, son of Nate and Hannah Engelkes, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at George-Little Rock High School in George, with Pastor Chris Lemmon officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock.
Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at George-Little Rock Middle School in Little Rock.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jurrens Funeral Home in Little Rock.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reported that at about 3:45 p.m. Monday, June 3, deputies were called to a pickup-versus-pedestrian collision in the 4500 mile of 110th Street, three miles north of Little Rock.
A 2016 Dodge Ram pickup driven by a 77-year-old Harlan Dale Klaassen of Little Rock was traveling west on 110th Street approaching utility vehicles parked on the south side of the gravel roadway.
Klaassen saw two adults working on a field tile in the south ditch and a young child standing behind the UTVs and slowed to approximately 5-10 mph, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
As the pickup was passing the area where the UTVs were parked, Griffy Engelkes stepped onto the roadway from the ditch on the north side and was struck by the pickup.
Griffy Engelkes was transported by the Little Rock Ambulance to Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, where he died.
Klaassen was not injured.
The Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.