Police Identify Motorcyclist Killed in High-Speed Des Moines Crash

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Scene of fatal motorcycle crash at 6th Ave. and University Ave. on June 18, 2020. (Courtesy: Yohanes Nyama)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Police have released the name of a Des Moines man killed in a motorcycle accident early Thursday morning.

The Des Moines Police Department says the crash happened around 1:19 a.m. at the intersection of 6th Ave. and University Ave. When emergency responders arrived, they found a crashed motorcycle in the roadway and the deceased driver, 32-year-old Francisco Gonzalez Miramontes.

Police say the motorcycle was traveling westbound on University Avenue when it crashed. It was the only vehicle involved in the accident.

According to investigators, witness statements and the preliminary investigation suggest that excessive speed was a significant contributing factor to the crash.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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