DES MOINES, Iowa - A six-year-old has died and another child was injured after a truck crashed through the backyard of a Des Moines home and into a ditch.
Police said it happened in 2600 block of Hickman Road. The Des Moines Police Department said a pickup truck rear-ended a mini van and veered off the road. The truck then crashed through a fence, traveled through a yard where two children were playing and went down a ditch. One child was pinned underneath the vehicle and died.
A four-year-old was also injured and was taken to an area hospital. Police said the four-year-old suffered minor injuries.
Police have identified the driver of the truck as Guadalupe Villa-Guzman, 44, of Des Moines. It is not clear what caused Villa-Guzman's vehicle to veer off the road. Authorities will determine if charges will be filed after the investigation is complete. Police add that Villa-Guzman had a suspended license.