Police say driver to face tougher charge: vehicular homicide - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Police say driver to face tougher charge: vehicular homicide

Posted: Updated:
DES MOINES (AP) -

Des Moines police say a driver will face a vehicular homicide charge for the death of a 12-year-old who was injured in a three-vehicle crash.

A news release Monday said 18-year-old Fernando Lopez Aguilar already was charged with three counts of serious injury by reckless driving and that one of them will be amended to homicide because of the death of Lea Phann. T

he child was one of five people injured in Thursday's crash. Court records don't list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to comment for Lopez Aguilar.

Police say investigators suspect he was speeding westbound when he ran a stop sign and hit a northbound pickup, which was knocked into a southbound sport utility vehicle.

Police say SUV driver, Sos Phann, remains hospitalized.

Powered by Frankly