STACEY: NEW AT 5 — DES MOINES POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY CRASH IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE IN BEAVERDALE. IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING. OFFICERS SAY A 72-YEAR-OLD DRIVER JUMPED A CURB ON DOUGLAS AVENUE AND HIT A CONSTRUCTION WORKER. THE 41-YEAR-OLD MAN DIED FROM HIS INJURIES. NO OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE DRIVER OR THE VICTIM HAVE BEEN
Construction worker struck by vehicle in Des Moines dies
Des Moines police said Monday a construction worker died after being hit by a vehicle.According to the Des Moines Police Department, a 72-year-old driver traveling eastbound on Douglas Avenue left the roadway, crossing over a curb and striking the construction worker. Police said the 41-year-old man died from his injuries. The names of the victim and driver have not yet been released.Authorities closed down Douglas Avenue between the 4700 block and Beaver Avenue to investigate the incident.
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The Des Moines Police Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of a woman killed, and man injured in a three-vehicle crash in the metro. Des Moines police said 56-year-old Des Moines resident Charla Harker died Tuesday in a crash at SW 9th Street and McKinley Avenue.Her husband, 45-year-old Matthew Harker, remains hospitalized with “serious injuries.” The remaining two drivers were not injured.Police said the couple’s minivan appears to have entered the intersection of SW 9th and McKinley against a red light, causing them to be struck by two vehicles traveling north on SW 9th Street.According to police, the two vehicles were unable to stop and crashed into the passenger side of the Harkers’ minivan.Police said, “Failure to obey a traffic control device appears to be a contributing factor to this crash.The Des Moines Police Department said it has not ruled out impairment or distracted driving.The crash remains under investigation by the … Read More