Man Hit by Dump Truck in January Dies from Injuries

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The man critically injured when he was hit by a dump truck in downtown Des Moines in January has died.

According to Sgt. Paul Parizek with Des Moines police, 50-year-old Michael Monkmeier of Mitchellville died Wednesday night.

Monkmeier was hit by a dump truck while crossing 8th Street in downtown on January 22nd.

The driver of the truck, 71-year-old Jerry Bemer of Cedar Rapids, was initially cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Sgt. Parizek says another charge is expected to be filed against Bemer now that Monkmeier has died.

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