Man charged in fatal Des Moines SUV crash

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has been charged with vehicular homicide and other crimes after the death of a woman who was riding with him when his SUV crashed in Des Moines.

Des Moines television station KCCI says ( ) police believe 32-year-old Damien Brockett was intoxicated while driving south on Second Avenue the night of Dec. 16. The SUV hit a garbage container, went over a curb, ran back onto the roadway and into northbound lanes. The SUV stopped when it hit a wall of a senior center.

Authorities say Brockett’s passenger, 34-year-old Cara Nelson, died late last week.

Jail records said Brockett remained in custody on Tuesday. Online court records don’t list the name of his attorney in the case.


Information from: KCCI-TV,

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