DES MOINES, Iowa — EDITOR'S NOTE: The above video is from Monday, Aug. 15
A man hit by a pickup early Monday morning on the east side of Des Moines has died, police say.
Officers responded to the intersection of E 15th Street and Dean Avenue around 5:25 a.m. Monday for a pedestrian and vehicle crash, according to the Des Moines Police Department. When they arrived on scene, they found a man injured.
Police believe the man was crossing the eastbound lane of E 15th Street when he was hit by a pickup truck going north.
The intersection was closed for almost three hours Monday morning as police investigated. It was reopened around 8:15 a.m
Police said Friday the pedestrian, identified as Adan Babic, 47, of Des Moines has died.
"The preliminary investigation indicates that the most significant contributing factor to this crash is a failure to yield to traffic by the pedestrian," the department said in a release.
Later Monday morning, DMPD tweeted details of another crash: that one also involved a car and a motorcycle at E Grand Ave and Penn Ave.
"Each of these crashes involves careless or reckless behaviors. As we enter the final weekend of the Iowa State Fair, and prepare for children to return to school, the men and women of the Des Moines Police Department would like to encourage all on or near our roadways to stay aware, don’t be distracted, and to always look twice."