Connie Allison Obituary – Police have identified the woman who died in a fatal overnight crash in Des Moines. Connie Allison, 66, of Des Moines, was killed in Thursday’s crash.
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A 66-year-old woman was killed in a crash that happened in Des Moines on Thanksgiving morning. Des Moines police say it happened just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Southeast 8th Street and Emma Avenue.
Police say an officer tried to pull over a driver with suspected fraudulent license plates near SE 5th Street and Hughes Avenue. The 46-year-old driver then took off along Southeast 8th street. According to investigators, about 36 seconds after the chase started, the crash happened as the driver was trying to make a turn before crashing into a ditch on Emma Avenue.
The driver and a female passenger were taken to the hospital. The man is in serious condition and the woman died. Police also say the driver has an active felony arrest warrant that’s unrelated to this incident.
This is the city’s 17th traffic-related fatality so far in 2023.