DES MOINES, IA. (THECOUNT) — Des Moines East Boys Football Team varsity player, Dominic Reidburn, was tragically killed in a crash Saturday night in Polk County.

Another East High School student was also seriously injured in the violent Saturday crash.


According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, a Nissan SUV was traveling west on NE 46th Ave. around 9:00 p.m. Saturday when it entered a culvert and collided with a concrete barrier. The SUV then rolled over on its roof. The vehicle then caught fire entrapping Reidburn.

Dominic Reidburn was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries suffered in the horrific crash.

The unidentified student passenger was able to exited the vehicle and was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.

Sgt. Alex Dinkla says the Iowa State Patrol will not be able to officially confirm the name of the person killed in the crash until the State Medical Examiner’s Office completes an autopsy. That is expected to happen early this week, reports WHOTV.

East High School Principal Leslie Morris notified families of students Sunday:

“I am saddened to inform you that the families of Dominic Reidburn and Sean Head have shared that the boys were involved in a car accident this weekend. Sean was injured, and Dominic passed away,” Morris wrote.

Counselors will be available for students Monday at East High School.


Geo quick facts: Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. The Des Moines Art Center is noted for its contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Local produce and live music are draws at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor plant displays and a geodesic dome – wikipedia.