A Des Moines-area man was killed in a crash early this morning. Des Moines police responded to the wreck about 2:30 A.M. and found an S.U.V. had hit a tree in the front yard of a home on the capitol city’s west side. Investigators say the passenger in the S.U.V. was killed instantly.
He’s identified as 27-year-old Matthew Johnson of Johnston. The S.U.V.’s driver, 28-year-old Bryant Tuel of Des Moines, survived but was listed in critical condition. Police are still looking into the cause of the accident.