Des Moines police have arrested a teenager in connection with a crash that resulted in the death of a Des Moines couple.
Kameron Dale Wright, 18, of Des Moines, was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving. Fred Earl Lehman, 76, and his wife, 79-year-old Mary Louise Lehman, were in the car Wright struck.
They died at the scene. The couple had been married 57 years with four children, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. They spent the last 35 years in Des Moines.
The crash happened at East 27th Street and East University Avenue on Nov. 12. Wright allegedly struck the Lehmans’ car as they were turning, causing it to hit a utility pole before flipping.
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Impairment and excessive speed were alleged factors in the crash, according to a news release from the Des Moines Police Department. It said evidence suggests Wright allegedly was driving his Camaro over 100 mph “in the seconds prior to the crash.”
Des Moines police continue to investigate the crash.
Biong M. Biong is a reporter for the Register. Reach him at [email protected].