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Des Moines police asking public for help after pedestrian hit by car on I-235

"There are still many questions that investigators would like to answer," police said on social media.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police are looking for more information after a man was hit by a vehicle on the interstate. 

Police said they were called to the scene for a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash around 5:20 a.m. Monday. The incident happened on I-235 northbound, near the Euclid Avenue exit.

When police arrived, they found 27-year-old Derrius Robinson with critical injuries. Police said Robinson was walking along the roadway.

Responding officers tried giving Robinson life-saving measures before he was taken to the hospital, where he then died.

"The preliminary investigation by the DMPD Traffic Unit finds no fault with the driver, but there are still many questions that investigators would like to answer," the department said on social media. 

Police are asking anyone who was driving on this stretch of I-235 Monday to call the DMPD Traffic Unit at 515-323-8382. Investigators are particularly looking for "anyone who may have seen a pedestrian walking along or near I-235 prior to this incident."  

This is Des Moines' tenth traffic-related fatality of the year.

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