Des Moines man wanted in deadly hit and run crash arrested in Illinois


DES MOINES, Iowa- A man police say a Des Moines man, who was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in January, has been arrested in Illinois.

Police say 41-year-old Isaias Flores-Morales is accused of driving a vehicle that hit 71-year-old Stephanie Markert, the night of January 30th in the 1200 block of 33rd Street in Des Moines.

Markert was taken to a Des Moines hospital, where she died of her injuries February 6th. She had been a house mother at Delta Gamma sorority at Drake University.

Witnesses told police Ms. Markert had been struck by an SUV, that fled and was abandoned a short distance away. Witnesses told police a male driver got out of the SUV, and drove away in a maroon-colored mini-van.

Police later found the van, but were unable to locate Flores-Morales, but were tipped that he fled Illinois, where he was arrested Thursday, and is in the Lake County, Illinois Jail.

Florest-Morales is facing charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Des Moines, Escape from Custody, No Drivers License, and No insurance.

Person critically injured in Des Moines Hit and Run Thursday Night - Thumbnail Image

Person critically injured in Des Moines Hit and Run Thursday Night


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