Court records show that the driver responsible for the reckless driving crash last Thursday that killed two children and left their mother and another child in critical condition had previously been charged more than a dozen times for traffic-related incidents.
Previous charges include speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain control, and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
The 46-year-old Norwalk man was driving his pickup truck in Ankeny when he failed to stop for a stop sign at Southeast Tone’s Drive and Southeast Creekview Drive, according to police.
He collided with a minivan driven by a mother with her three children, aged 5 months, 3 years, and 5 years old.
All four were seriously injured. The 5-year-old and 5-month-old both died while in hospital care.
The 46-year-old man was not seriously injured.