Des Moines Police were investigating a pedestrian-read grader accident on SW 9th Street. Apparently, Antonio Sanchez-Peck was crossing the street from Lincoln High School, which appears to be store 31 at 2601 SW 9th Street, Des Moines this past Thursday, March 9th, 2017. The pedestrian was killed.
KCCI-Channel 8 has a story, with this quote.
“Des Moines police said Antonio Sanchez-Peck was crossing SW 9th Street when he was struck by a road grader driving in the northbound lane. Police said Peck was transported to a local hospital, where he died. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.”
It does not appear that Des Moines PD called the ISP to investigate this accident.
UPDATE: Police: Teen hit, killed by Des Moines road grader appears (Photo and video available.)
People being interviewed were quick to blame this 16-year-old boy, but that’s not proper until you’ve investigated the accident. Driving by schools drivers often see and encounter students with their minds wandering about school work, tests or after-school activities. Seems to me sounding the road grader’s horn may have gotten this young man’s attention.
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