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52-year-old man who died in Friday crash was walking in the roadway, police say

Police believe the driver who hit the pedestrian had the right of way at the time of the crash, and attempted to avoid the collision.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have identified the pedestrian who died after being hit by a car Friday night. 

Police responded to the 6900 block of SE 14th Street around 9 p.m. Friday for reports of a pedestrian-car crash, where officers found 52-year-old Boun Van Quang with critical injuries.

The Des Moines Fire Department transported Quang to a local hospital. He later died from his injuries.

Police say a 2020 Lincoln MKZ was headed north and hit Quang when he was in the roadway. 

After collecting witness statements and evidence, police believe the driver had the right of way at the time of the crash and attempted to avoid the collision.

Police also say Quang was "in the driving portion of the roadway and not near a crosswalk" when he was hit. 

Northbound SE 14th Street was closed temporarily after the crash. 

This is the fourth traffic-related fatality of 2023.

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