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Des Moines Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

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DES MOINES, Iowa – One woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Des Moines early Sunday morning.

At approximately 3 a.m., Des Moines Police Department patrol officers and Des Moines Fire Department medics responded to the 2200 block of East 24th Street to investigate a report of a motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, officers found a single-vehicle crash at that location. A vehicle had left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The female driver, 43-year-old Sheila Hensley, of Des Moines, was deceased at the scene of the crash.

According to authorities, preliminary findings in the investigation indicate that excessive speed was a significant contributing factor to the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.