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Police charge driver that hit and killed motorcyclist Sunday night

Police said David Jackson, 52, of Des Moines is facing multiple charges following the crash that killed Bounleua Lovan, 51, of Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A man is dead after a crash between a motorcycle and a stolen car Sunday. 

Police were called to the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Junior Parkway just after 8:30 p.m.

Following a preliminary examination of evidence and witness statements, police determined the driver of a stolen 2019 Toyota Prius crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed into a 2016 Polaris Slingshot.

The Prius continued off the roadway before crashing into a building located at 2501 MLK, Jr. Pkwy. That's when the driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to evade police. He was apprehended shortly after.

Police have identified the motorcyclist as 51-year-old Bounleua Lovan of Des Moines.

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51-year-old Bounleua Lovan of Des Moines

The driver of the vehicle is David Jackson, 52, of Des Moines. According to police, Jackson is charged with the following offenses: 

  • Vehicular Homicide by OWI
  • Vehicular Homicide by Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death
  • Theft - 2nd Degree
  • OWI - 1st Offense
  • Interference with Official Acts
  • Driving Revoked
  • Failure to Maintain Control
  • Driving Left of Center

Police said Jackson also had active probation and parole warrants at the time of the crash. He will be booked into the Polk County Jail soon.