News: Alleged impaired driver arrested for fatal crash near Accent

November 1, 2023
News: Alleged impaired driver arrested for fatal crash near Accent

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.

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