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Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 3:12 p.m. on July 7, 2015:

A three-car collision near 16th and Kent-Des Moines Road sent six people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 7.

Here’s the latest, courtesy Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department:

No pedestrian was hit as was originally reported. No vehicles “fled the scene” and all the involved vehicles have been accounted for. The “pedestrian” we thought was involved was in fact the driver of one of the vehicles involved and he did approach a vehicle being driven by a woman. She drove away, not knowing what his intentions were.

All of the injuries were minor.

Kent Des Moines Rd is closed at 16th Ave with detours available. The officers are still investigating the collision. They need some time to complete their investigation, impound the involved vehicle and clean up the debris. We anticipate the road will be open in about two hours.

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