Ernest Burke Jr., of Denver, Colorado, has been named by police as the Colorado man involved in a fatal Des Moines, Iowa, car crash on Thursday. He was 74.

Burke Jr. was killed when his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck driven by David Wright, 47, of Des Moines.


Witnesses and evidence at the scene indicate Wright failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Clark Street when he struck Burke’s Chevy sedan broadside as Burke entered the intersection on a green light. source

Wright did not suffer any injuries and no charges have yet been filed.

The incident is still under investigation.

Family members remembered Burke on social media.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.