Cement truck runs two lights, hits van, then house in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa-  A woman at home eating her lunch was interrupted today by a cement truck that slammed into her house, near Martin Luther King and Cottage Grove.

Des Moines Police Sergeant Paul Parezik tells WHO Radio News witnesses say they saw the driver of a cement truck southbound on Martin Luther King, run two red lights, then hit a blue van, before slamming into a home just southwest of the intersection of Martin Luther King and Cottage Grove, , just north of Woodland Cemetery.

Police say the driver of the van suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Des Moines Hospital.  The woman was one of two people in the home at the time, neither were injured.

The driver of the cement truck left the scene.  Hours later, police arrested a man fitting the suspect's description, near 63rd Street and University Avenue. 

 

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