Des Moines police: Driver of crashed cement truck arrested

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines say they have arrested a suspected driver of a cement truck who ran from the scene after plowing into a van and then a house, seriously injuring one person.

The Des Moines Register reports that the crash happened Thursday morning when the cement truck ran two stop lights and hit the van. The truck continued through a fence before crashing into the house, which was heavily damaged. Two people inside the home at the time were not injured.

Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the cement truck driver took off running from the crash.

The driver of the van was taken to a hospital with serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Parizek says the man, whose name has not been released, “fought ferociously” with at least four officers after being spotted on a Des Moines street. He was soon subdued and taken to a hospital for evaluation.


Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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