An 18-year-old man, Kameron Wright, has been charged in connection with a fatal crash that killed a married couple in Des Moines. The Des Moines Police Department charged Wright with two counts of vehicular homicide by OWI and two counts of vehicular homicide by reckless driving. The crash occurred on East University Avenue when Wright crashed his Camaro into the passenger side of a car, resulting in the deaths of 76-year-old Fred Lehman and 79-year-old Mary Lehman. Evidence suggests that impairment and high speeds were factors in the crash, with Wright driving his Camaro at over 100 mph in the seconds before the collision. The Des Moines Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate the incident.
This tragic incident highlights the devastating consequences of reckless driving and impaired driving. The young age of the individual charged in connection with the crash serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible and safe driving practices, especially among young drivers. The loss of the married couple, Fred and Mary Lehman, is a heartbreaking reminder of the impact of such reckless behavior on the lives of innocent individuals. As the investigation continues, it is crucial for authorities to thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the crash and take appropriate measures to ensure accountability and prevent similar incidents in the future.