ICY ROAD: One Killed In Highway 5 Crash


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.