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Police identify fourth victim killed in Des Moines crash

Emergency vehicles at the scene of a fatal crash on George Flagg Parkway in Des Moines on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Emergency vehicles at the scene of a fatal crash on George Flagg Parkway in Des Moines on Sunday, July 5, 2020.(KCCI)
Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have released the name of the fourth victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines.

Des Moines police said Tuesday that the Polk County Medical Examiners Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Zachary McBride, of Weaver.

Police previously identified the other victims as the car’s driver, 22-year-old Ross Jacob Welsher, and passengers 22-year-old Jordan Van Gundy and 24-year-old Jacob Lee Van Gundy, all of Des Moines.

A woman also was injured but survived.

Investigators said the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Water Works Park. The car caught fire after crashing into a tree, police said.

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