Iowa Police Searching For Suspects In Hit-And-Run Double Fatality
A fatal Tuesday evening accident in central Iowa continues to be under investigation as authorities search for leads on multiple people that left the scene of the accident on foot.
Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parizek told We Are Iowa Local 5 News that emergency personnel and police were called to the corner of East 14th Street and Washington at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, May 4.
At the intersection of East 14th and Washington, two motorcycles and a Mercedez Benz were involved in an accident. There were a total of three people on the two motorcycles, with two killed and one seriously injured. KETV reports that "multiple persons got out of the crashed Mercedes Benz and ran from the scene."
We Are Iowa says that a media release from the Des Moines Police Department indicated
Witness statements, and preliminary examination of evidence at the scene, indicates that the passenger car, a 2016 Mercedes Benz, involved was traveling northbound on E. 14th Street at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The two motorcycles involved were southbound on E. 14th Street and turning eastbound on Washington Avenue. The Mercedes Benz struck the motorcycles within the intersection. The Mercedes Benz continued northbound until it crashed into a utility pole, shearing it off at the ground, and came to a stop.
47-year-old Kristy Hyde of Des Moines was a passenger on one of the motorcycles. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the motorcycle she was on, 51-year-old Jerry Coles of Des Moines, died at the hospital. The driver of the other motorcycle, 46-year-old Stacey Coles-Behle, is hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police continue to investigate the accident and seek information on the people who fled from the 2016 Mercedez Benz.