Excessive Speed Blamed in Deadly South Side Crash

Fatal crash at Southwest 9th Street and Bundy. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say excessive speed was a significant factor in a crash that killed one person on the city’s south side Wednesday night.

The accident happened near the intersection of Southwest 9th Street and Bundy, just north of the Blank Park Zoo a little before 9:00 p.m.

Police say 43-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on Southwest 9th when he lost control. The SUV left the roadway and crashed into a concrete structure.

The man driving the car was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.