Iowa woman behind racist hit-and-run accused of trying to run over black child

An Iowa woman who admitted to hitting a Hispanic teen with her SUV also allegedly struck a 12-year-old black child minutes earlier.

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, is accused of hitting the boy with her SUV before striking 14-year-old Natalia Miranda minutes later, according to the Des Moines Register. Franklin then allegedly attempted to rob a convenience store while directing racially charged insults at the store’s clerk.

A witness to the episode at the store said Franklin appeared to be “on something.” Franklin later admitted to the police that she was high on methamphetamine.

Police say Franklin hit the young
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