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News: Pedestrian hit, critically hurt by van on I-80 in NW Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA -- One person was hospitalized with critical injuries Friday night after being struck by a driver on Interstate 80 near northwest Des Moines, according to KCCI.

The incident occurred on the westbound lanes near the Douglas Avenue overpass shortly after 10:00 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the crash, but Iowa State Patrol said a state trooper and two Urbandale officers had received reports of a pedestrian standing on the bridge a short time before.

ISP said as authorities arrived at the scene, the pedestrian "entered traffic" and was hit by the van.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. As of this writing, no updates on their condition have been released.

An investigation was underway.

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