Des Moines County, IOWA – Iowa State Patrol officials said the fatal accident occurred right before 9 p.m. Monday night.
It happened on Highway 34.
Iowa State Patrol troopers responded to a report of a crash.
The responding troopers discovered that the 24-year-old driver of Ford Escape was driving east on Highway 34 when the 18-year-old pedestrian ran in front of the vehicle and was struck.
Troopers said the unidentified pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.