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Des Moines police identify motorcyclist who died in collision with car Tuesday night

This is Des Moines' eighth traffic-related fatality of 2022.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A motorcyclist has died of injuries sustained in a collision with a car around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. 

The Des Moines Police Department and fire department responded to the accident at the intersection of SE 14 St. and Virginia Avenue.

The motorcyclist was found injured on the scene by first responders and was transported to an area hospital, but later passed away. 

The victim was identified Wednesday as 33-year-old Shawn Tesdall of Des Moines. 

Police say early evidence shows the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on SE 14th Street from Park Avenue at a high speed. A pick-up truck operated by a 27-year-old male Des Moines resident entered into SE 14th Street from westbound Virginia Avenue and the vehicles collided. 

The crash follows a string of similar accidents over the weekend. Temporarily, SE 14 Street between Bell Avenue and Park Avenue is closed

This is Des Moines' eighth traffic-related fatality of 2022.

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


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