Man Charged After Deadly West Des Moines Car-Bicycle Crash

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(West Des Moines, IA) -- An Urbandale man is facing charges after a deadly West Des Moines bicycle crash. Police say 42-two-year-old Brian Kirkman is accused of driving a car that hit a bicyclist last Friday night in the 96-hundred block of Raccoon River Park Drive. Fifty-seven-year-old James Deal of Des Moines died at the hospital. Kirkman is charged with homicide by motor vehicle and O-W-I, 2nd Offense and was taken to the Dallas County Jail.

West Des Moines Police arrived Friday just after 10 p.m. after a report that a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville struck a bicyclist. First responders performed life saving measures, and transported Deal to a hospital where he died a short time later.

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