Driver identified in fatal crash on I-235, ‘excessive speed and failure to maintain control’ cited as factors

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DES MOINES — The I-235 on ramp at Easton Blvd. has reopened following a fatal, early-morning crash.

According to Des Moines police, a vehicle driving eastbound on I-235 crashed around 2 a.m.

Evidence indicates that 22-year-old Dimitrious Galvan was driving his car “at an extremely high rate of speed” alongside another vehicle when he lost control, according to police.

Galvan’s car spun out of control, began to roll, and stopped as it crashed into the sound barrier along the Easton Blvd entrance ramp to eastbound I-235.

Police say Galvan was ejected from the vehicle and over the sound barrier wall, landing in a yard in the 1400 block of E 22nd St.

The 23-year-old male driving the second vehicle was interviewed by police, but no charges have been filed at this time.

“At this time, excessive speed and failure to maintain control appear to be the significant contributing factors to this crash,” police said in a release. “Impairment has not been ruled out. Toxicology testing is pending.”

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