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One Dead In Ankeny Car Accident

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ANKENY, Iowa - Ankeny Police say one person is dead after being hit by car on the city's south side.

The accident occurred shortly after 2 o 'clock Saturday afternoon in the 1800 block of Oralabor Road.

Police are still determining the cause of the accident but say the driver has been cooperative. The driver of the vehicle has not been charged.

The victim's identity is being withheld until the family has been notified.

 

3 comments

  • Amy

    My backyard is oralabor road where this accident occurred. I understand that I don’t know the specifics of this accident, but please, please, PLEASE why can’t the city put a light and crosswalk at the corner of white birch and oralabor? Cars on that stretch are going up to 50-55 miles per hour. It is terrifying to try to cross that road in a car. I can’t even imagine someone trying to walk across it. There is a huge hy vee across the street and many businesses. Why can’t the city install a light? It makes no sense. Sympathies to the family of this person.

    • Jo

      i agree. I live in the White Birch development, and it’s extremely difficult to cross or even turning the corner at the Kum and Go going westbound on Oralabor Road..

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