Des Moines Police say excessive speed was factor in deadly crash

Des Moines Police say one person was killed in a one vehicle crash early Friday morning.

It happened on eastbound I-235 at Easton Blvd. around 2:13 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a mangled vehicle and the male driver dead.

Police tells WHO-TV Channel 13 their preliminary investigation indicates that excessive speed was a major contributing factor to the crash.

Two eastbound lanes of I-235 in the area were closed for a few hours while police investigated and the scene was cleaned up. All lanes were open as of 5:40 a.m. and the on-ramp from Easton Blvd. to eastbound I-235 was opened back up just before 6:00 a.m.

The name of the man who died in the crash has not been released.

Police expect to release more information about the incident later on Friday morning.

(Photo: WHO-TV)

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