DRIVER KILLED: Man Hits Two Cars & House
Police say a Des Moines man died after crashing his pickup into a house and running from the scene.
The incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday night near the intersection of 12th Street and Enos Avenue.
Police say 51-year-old Edward Holt left the roadway, struck two parked cars and then rammed into the front porch of a home.
No one was inside the building but the damage to the porch is estimated at over $5,000.
The police report says Holt left the truck in drive and ran off.
Shortly after the accident, an officer responded to an unknown incident at a nearby Family Dollar store.
Holt had a medical issue and was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he died.
Police say they found a crack cocaine pipe and prescription medication in the suspect’s truck.
“At this point we don’t know the tox level of his blood, no appearance of trauma to his body on the outside, speed did not appear to be a factor in this collision,” Des Moines police Sgt. Jason Halifax said. “The autopsy will confirm or not confirm that.”
Officials say the toxicology tests for the autopsy will take a couple of weeks to complete.
Police say Holt doesn’t have a long arrest history, just some priors for drugs.