Motorcyclist Killed in Army Post Road Crash Identified

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines police have released the name of a man killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night on the city’s southwest side.

Police say Charles Kohles, 25 of Des Moines, was traveling westbound on Army Post Road when he struck a car turning onto Army Post Road from southbound Southwest 12th Street.  The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. According to police Kohles was traveling at a high rate of speed when his motorcycle struck the side of Tyler Heathcote’s car.

Kohles was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was wearing a helmet.

Heathcote, 18,  suffered minor injuries.

Police say Heathcote was not impaired at the time of crash. Toxicology tests will be performed at Kohles’ autopsy.