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Des Moines police identify woman killed in Wednesday crash

Des Moines police say an SUV occupied by two people and a sedan collided at the intersection of E 43rd Ct and Hubbell Ave on Monday around 6:30 p.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have identified the woman killed in a Wednesday evening crash.

Des Moines police say an SUV occupied by two people collided with a sedan at the intersection of E 43rd Ct. and Hubbell Ave. around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A passenger in the sedan, 49-year-old Susan Kelly of Des Moines, was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Police say the driver of the sedan and a passenger in the car, as well as the two people in the SUV, were also injured in the crash.

The driver of the SUV has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated — First Offense and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Police say the SUV was going north on Hubbell Ave when it hit the driver's side of the sedan, which failed to yield while turning left onto Hubbell Ave going southbound.

DMPD did not provide an update Friday on the three hospitalized victims from the sedan, but as of Wednesday night, they had non-life threatening injuries. The department said "a failure to yield while making a left turn, excessive speed, and drug and alcohol impairment" were all factors in the crash.

This is the 12th traffic-related fatality in Des Moines of 2022.

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