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Des Moines police ID victim of early morning motorcycle crash

Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Zachary Stone. Police said excessive speed and reckless driving are significant contributing factors to the crash.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Saturday afternoon, Des Moines police identified the victim of an early morning motorcycle crash along E. MLK, Jr. Parkway. 

Zachary Stone, 29, of Des Moines is the victim of the accident. 

At around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the call of a man's body found near SE 12th Street and E. MLK, Jr. Parkway. 

Once on scene, officers found Stone's body. 

Officers said there were "obvious signs of significant traumatic injury" to Stone. They later found his crashed motorcycle "several hundred feet away" from the his body. 

The DMPD Traffic Unit continues to investigate the crash. Evidence indicates excessive speed and reckless driving as significant contributing factors to the crash.