Crash kills Des Moines man


A single vehicle crash early Saturday morning killed a 23 year old Des Moines man.  The crash occurred on  highway 34 west of Albia.

The Iowa State Patrol says Christopher Alexander driving westbound in a van when he over corrected and lost control.  The van entered a north side ditch and went over a drivewahy and came to rest on it’s top after striking a tree.

Alexander was ejected from the van and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Injured in the crash were 16 year old Abigail Bittner and 16 year old Bailee Showers of Knoxville.  They were taken to the Monroe County Hospital in Albia.