Des Moines man dies in motorcycle vs. Jeep crash

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The fourth traffic-related death in Des Moines, the third involving a motorcycle, was reported Sunday afternoon. According to the Des Moines Police Department, a motorcycle and a Jeep were involved in an accident at the intersection of East 16th Street and East University Avenue. around 2pm on Sunday. The driver of the motorcycle, a 41-year-old Des Moines man, was seriously injured and transported by Des Moines Fire Department medics to a local hospital, where he died. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, according to the DMPD statement. DMPD’s preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle, a 2004 Honda, was traveling east on East University Avenue, while a 2016 Jeep driven by a 61-year-old Des Moines woman was traveling west on the same street. The Jeep began to turn left onto East 16th Street and the motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle. No charges have been filed or citations issued at this time, but DMPD said failure to yield and excessive speed may be contributing factors to the crash. collision.According to the latest data from the Iowa Department of Transportation, 58 people have died so far this year on Iowa roads. That number is 15 fewer than at the same time in 2023. Over the past five years, an average More than 350 people have died annually in accidents across the state. » Download the free KCCI app to get updates on the go: Apple | Google PlayGet the latest headlines from KCCI

The fourth traffic-related death in Des Moines, the third involving a motorcycle, was reported Sunday afternoon.

According to the Des Moines Police Department, a motorcycle and a Jeep were involved in an accident at the intersection of East 16th Street and East University Avenue around 2 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the motorcycle, a 41-year-old Des Moines man, was seriously injured and Des Moines Fire Department medics transported him to a local hospital, where he died.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, according to the DMPD statement.

DMPD’s preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle, a 2004 Honda, was traveling east on East University Avenue, while a 2016 Jeep driven by a 61-year-old Des Moines woman was traveling west on the same street. The Jeep began to turn left onto East 16th Street and the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the vehicle.

No charges have been filed or citations issued at this time, but DMPD said failure to yield and excessive speed may be contributing factors to the collision.

According to the latest Iowa Department of Transportation data58 people have died so far this year on Iowa roads. That number is 15 fewer than at the same time in 2023. Over the past five years, an average of 350 people have died annually in crashes across the state. .

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