Woman Dies After Being Struck by Van in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines woman was killed after being hit by a van Monday night.

Emergency crews responded to the intersection of 40th Street at Hickman Road shortly before 9 p.m. According to police, a Chevy Astro van driven by 26-year-old Logan Volz was traveling westbound on Hickman Road. Volz told police he didn't see 57-year-old Cynthia Moore crossing the road until it was too late.

"It didn't appear as though the driver was speeding. He wasn't impaired," said Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax.

Moore was taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. Police say Volz tried to swerve to avoid hitting Moore.

"She jumped the direction he was swerving," said Halifax.

Neighbors say Moore was a familiar face. The accident happened about a block away from her house.

"When we found out it was Cindy, it's a really sad loss because we always see her walking around the neighborhood," said Andrew Bennett.

"Oh yeah, we see her all the time. Everyone in the neighborhood sees her," said Natalie Kelly.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash. The driver could be ticketed for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The law requires drivers to give pedestrians the right of way in marked and unmarked crossings.