DES MOINES, IA - According to WHO 13, the driver who fatally collided with another vehicle at E University Ave and E 27th St on Nov. 12 has been arrested.
An 18-year-old man was driving a Chevy Camero at speeds exceeding 100 mph when he collided with a Buick Century that was turning onto E University from E 27th Ave around 8 p.m.
The Century's two occupants, a 76-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman, were killed in the crash.
The 18-year-old man told authorities that he had eaten marijuana about 45 minutes before the wreck. He also told investigators that he was using a THC vape pen.
Witnesses told investigators that the Camaro had been speeding at around 80-100 mph.
Authorities charged the 18-year-old man with two counts of vehicular homicide-reckless driving and two counts of vehicular homicide-OWI.Have you been hurt in a wreck caused by a negligent or reckless driver? If so, Hope Law Firm's Iowa car accident lawyers have helped countless people like you. Our team will fight to secure you compensation to help cover medical bills, missed wages from being unable to work, and vehicle repairs. You can schedule a free consultation with us to review your case using our contact form or by calling 515-298-5056.