Des Moines Police Confirm Man Hit by Dump Truck Downtown has Died


DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines police have confirmed that a man who was walking across a downtown street when he was hit by a dump truck on January 22 has died.

It took place at the intersection of 8th Street and Grand Avenue.

Fifty-year-old Michael Monkmeier, of Mitchellville, was seriously injured and was transported to a hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. Police say he has since died.

Officers say 71-year-old Jerry Bemer of Cedar Rapids was behind the wheel of the truck when it struck Monkmeier.

Bemer is charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, but police say those charges will be increased because of Monkmeier's death.

Officers did not say what those charges would be.

The crash remains under investigation.


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