Police identify driver killed in Des Moines crash


Des Moines Police have identified the driver, killed in a downtown crash Monday as 34-year-old Christopher Harrier of Des Moines.   A passenger in Harrier's car, 33-year-old Jennifer Turner of Urbandale was injured and taken to a Des Moines hospital.  Forty-five-year-old Ayman Quasi of Des Moines who was driving a Jeep SUV was treated at local hospital for minor injuries.  Two other people involved in the crash, were un-injured:   26-year-old Derek Beaumier of Algona, and 52-year-old Srinivasan Purighalla of Taylor Ridge, Illinois.


(DES MOINES, Iowa)  A man was killed after he went around cars stopped at 7th and Cherry Streets for a red light and got hit by oncoming traffic.  

Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says it happened around 5:14pm. He says the driver of the red car (pictured) was hit by two oncoming cars traveling on Cherry Street. 

The driver of the red vehicle was dead at the scene.  Two others were taken to area hospitals.  Parizek says the driver of another vehicle walked away unhurt.  

Names were not immediately released.

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