DES MOINES, IA. (THECOUNT) — Devin Russell Smith has been identified as the Des Moines, Iowa man arrested over a deadly Interstate 235 street race in November, according to Friday reports.

Smith, 23, was involved in a fatal drag race crash on I-235 on November 8. The race led to a wreck that killed the other involved driver, 22-year-old Dimitrious Galvan, also of Des Moines.


Reports say, Smith was charged with vehicular homicide on Thursday.

Police say both Galvan and Smith were entering I-235 eastbound when Galvan sped up. Smith also sped up in an apparent challenge to race, police said, reports TheEagle.

Investigators say Galvan’s car was in “close proximity” to Smith’s as the two vehicles reached 100 mph. Police say that when the cars entered a curve on the interstate, Galvan’s vehicle when out of control and crashed. Galvan was thrown from the car and died at the scene.

Police are awaiting toxicology reports in Galvan’s death.


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.