FATAL ACCIDENT: Man Crushed To Death


A man was crushed and killed behind a tow truck Wednesday evening in Des Moines.

It happened at Recycling, Inc. on SE 6th Street near downtown.

Police say an employee’s truck broke down and was being towed on the company’s lot.

The employee was helping the tow truck back up when he stepped between the truck and a parked trailer and was crushed.

Police say the death appears to be unintentional and no charges have been filed.

The victim’s name is not being released.


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