Des Moines Man Killed in Crash

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa — One man died Thursday in a Polk County traffic accident.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. just north of Des Moines. The Iowa State Patrol says a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Emily Martin was traveling southbound on NE 14th Street when a northbound vehicle turned west in front of her. Martin’s SUV broadsided the other vehicle, driven by 72-year-old Kenneth Cockerham.

A passenger in Cockerham’s vehicle, 70-year-old Don Shutt, died at the scene.

Martin and Cockerham were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown.

The investigation into the crash continues.


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