A 16-year-old boy is dead and two others injured after an Iowa teen struck a vehicle while attempting to run from police. The 18-year-old driver pleads guilty this week to one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of serious injury by vehicle. Vehicular homicide could put him in jail for ten years and an additional ten for both serious injury charge.
The teen was running from police who believed he stole more than $50 of gas from a local convenient store. As he crossed the intersection of Lincoln Way and Duff Avenue, he struck an SUV and injured the 38-year-old driver. The 16-year-old boy in the teen’s car died at the scene and another passenger, a 14-year-old girl, was sent to a Des Moines hospital.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Des Moines auto accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.