Law enforcement officials in Des Moines, Iowa have filed appropriate charges against a motorcyclist they suspect was liable in an accident that killed another motorcyclist, a report of Radio Iowa stated on December 13.
Charges filed against the man include vehicular homicide by reckless driving and vehicular homicide by drag racing. The charges filed against the 22-year-old man from Johnston come because the police believe he was having a race with another motorcyclist on October 22 in Des Moines. The motorcyclist the Johnston man was racing was speeding when he slammed into a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at an intersection on the northwestern side of Des Moines. Authorities say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and he died at the scene of the accident. However, the driver of the SUV driver suffered only minor injuries. Authorities made the arrest on December 12 because they linked the man to the fatal accident.
An article of CBS News reported on December 2 that three people in Pella, Iowa were pronounced dead after they were involved in an accident at a Walmart store involving a pickup truck.
Aside from the three fatalities on December 1, two other people, including the vehicle driver, suffered injuries after a vehicle rammed through the glass facade of the store’s entrance. The pickup reportedly passed through a concrete post and into the grocery area where it came to a stop after striking a food display stand. Individuals who saw the incident said the driver, identified as a 66-year-old man, was travelling at an excessive speed when the accident took place.
Information coming from authorities said that they are waiting for the man’s toxicology tests before taking any action. The man involved did not have any traffic or felony history, and it was not clear if he suffered from a medical condition at the time.