ICY ROAD: One Killed In Highway 5 Crash

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One person is dead after an accident on a slippery road in Des Moines Tuesday morning.

Des Moines police say it happened on the Highway 5 by-pass around 7:50 a.m. A truck traveling westbound lost control and skidded across the median and into incoming traffic. The truck hit a Chevy Cavalier.

The driver of the Cavalier, 45-year-old Sean Hammer of Norwalk, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, 40-year-old Khamlei Somsavath of Des Moines, was not injured in the crash.

Officials say it appears poor road conditions played a role in the accident.

Whether charges will be filed in the crash will be determined after the completion of the investigation.

1 Comment

  • Susan

    People, please, please, please remember, it is not how fast you can GO on snow and ice, but, how fast you can STOP. Even four wheel drives slide.

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