Police car lightsA Des Moines man is now facing several charges in connection with a fatal accident.

Des Moines police have charged 24-year-old Troy Lee Mure Junior with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and first offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Police say Mure was behind the wheel Monday when the car he was driving hit a utility pole. Twenty-two-year-old passenger, Scalicity Boyd, died in the accident. Officers who first arrived on the scene reported the car was so badly damaged they couldn’t tell what model it was.

Mure was taken to the hospital for treatment after the accident and was arrested after being released today.