A central Iowa teen died in a one-car crash this morning near Des Moines. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says a car driven by 18-year-old Timothy Harnett of Bondurant went out of control about 4 A.M. northeast of Des Moines, hit a ditch and rolled at least once, ending up on the passenger side.
Harnett was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers, both 17-year-olds, survived with minor injuries. A newspaper carrier spotted the wreckage about 20 minutes later and called 9-1-1. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
Toxicology results won’t be available for a few weeks.