Police Identify Drivers Involved in Fatal Des Moines Crash


Fatal accident at the intersection of MLK and Clark on October 19th, 2017 (WHO-HD)

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DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Police have released the names of the individuals involved in a fatal car crash on Thursday.

Officials say 74-year-old Ernest Burke of Denver, Colorado, was killed when his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old David Wright of Des Moines. Witnesses and evidence at the scene indicate Wright failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Clark Street when he struck Burke’s Chevy sedan broadside as Burke entered the intersection on a green light.

Wright did not suffer any injuries and no charges have yet been filed.

The incident is still under investigation.

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