Motorcyclist dies after crash with unlicensed teen’s SUV in downtown Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist died after crashing with an SUV driven by an unlicensed teen in downtown Des Moines.

The Des Moines Police Department said the crash happened around 5:15 p.m. Saturday when a turning Jeep Cherokee failed to yield to an oncoming Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The two vehicles crashed in the downtown intersection.

The 52-year-old Des Moines resident who was driving the motorcycle was critically injured and died later at a hospital.

Police say the SUV was driven by a 15-year-old Des Moines resident who doesn’t have a license and wasn’t accompanied by an adult. 

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