Kevin Truong

Kevin Truong, a senior in software engineering at Iowa State, was killed Thursday by a vehicle collision in Des Moines.

Truong, was operating a "passenger car" when it was struck by an SUV around 2:50 a.m., according to a press release from the Des Moines Police Department. Alexandria Mae Newton has been charged in relation to the incident with:

  • Homicide by reckless driving

  • No Insurance - accident

  • Driving while license suspended

  • Failure to obey traffic control device

  • Failure to render aid and information

According to the press release, "excessive speed is being considered as a major contributing factor to this crash," and investigators have evidence "the SUV that Newton was operating ran a red light immediately prior to crashing into Truong's vehicle."

Newton is being held on a $55,000 cash bond at the Polk County Jail.

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