Des Moines Man Charged In Deadly East Side Crash

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(Des Moines, IA) -- A 21-year-old Des Moines man has been charged in a crash on the city's east side, that resulted in one death and several people injured. Police say 21-year-old Guy Lawrence is charged with O.W.I. and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's accused of broadsiding a vehicle Wednesday night near East 43rd Court and Hubbell Avenue. A passenger in the other car, 49-year-old Susan Kelly, died in the crash. Police say Kelly's 18-year-old daughter was turning left onto Hubbell when her car was hit by a vehicle driven by Lawrence.

Lawrence admitted drinking and smoking marijuana before driving. Investigators say a failure to yield while making a left turn, excessive speed, and drug and alcohol impairment contributed to the crash.

This is the 12th traffic fatality in Des Moines this year.

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