On a Sunday afternoon, an SUV swerved on Grand Avenue in Des Moines, crashed through a fence and went over a concrete retaining wall, landing on its top two stories down.
The driver, 32-year-old Grant Stokka of Des Moines was killed and his eight-year-old son survived with minor injuries.
There was no indication impairment, speed or road conditions were a factor and police were searching for another vehicle.
Now, they’re charging 26-year-old Tessa Mullen of Des Moines with reckless driving, failure to yield and violation resulting in death.
The case is headed to the Polk County Attorney’s Office for prosecution.