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Police: 1 confirmed dead in Des Moines crash Monday evening

19-year-old Christopher Paul Griffiths died in the crash, according to police.

DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is dead following a vehicle crash on the east side of Des Moines Monday afternoon.

The crash happened on East 14th St and Thompson Ave around 5:30 p.m. Monday, Des Moines police said.

Four vehicles were involved, and speeding plus reckless driving are "significant contributing factors," police said.

19-year-old Christopher Paul Griffiths of Des Moines died, and a 20-year-old female Des Moines resident was hospitalized "but is expected to survive," a DMPD release says.

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