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Police: Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Identified

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — West Des Moines police have released the name of a man hit and killed by a vehicle earlier this week.

Police say 69-year-old Richard Carstensen, of West Des Moines, died Monday after he was hit while trying to cross the street in the 7000 block of Ashworth Road. Carstensen was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound.

Police say there are not traffic control devices or marked crosswalks where the accident occurred and the driver of the vehicle, 55-year-old Robert Irving, of Urbandale, did not appear to be violating any traffic laws when the crash happened.

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