A fatal traffic accident occurred in Pella on Thursday night. At 6:16pm the Pella Police Department received a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk of University St. near Central College. The Iowa State Patrol, who investigated the accident, reports that the driver of a Dodge Caravan, 31 year old Christopher Lyle of Pella, did not see the pedestrian as he crossed University between West 1st and Broadway because of rain and glare from headlights. The name of the deceased 84 year old pedestrian has not been released. KNIA/KRLS will bring you more information when it becomes official.