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DMPD identifies motorcyclist killed in Tuesday crash

A preliminary investigation indicated that excessive speed and a failure to maintain control were significant factors in the crash.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Police identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash Tuesday night as Kyle Hogue, a 37-year-old Des Moines man.

Police said they and the fire department were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the 6500 block of Highway 28 at 9:35 p.m. There, they found a wrecked motorcycle and the driver, who was critically injured.

Hogue was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

A preliminary investigation indicated that excessive speed and a failure to maintain control were significant contributing factors in the crash.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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