Police locate driver in deadly Des Moines hit-and-run

Police located the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this week in Des Moines

Before 7:30 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian near the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South Kent Des Moines Road. 

When officers arrived, they found a pedestrian unconscious on the roadway. After life-saving efforts, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. 

According to investigators, witnesses reported the pedestrian was trying to cross the street in a non-crosswalk area when a large commercial semi or box truck made a turn and hit the pedestrian. Police said the truck failed to stop and continued driving. 

On Thursday morning, Des Moines police said detectives located the vehicle and driver involved.

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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