DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have released the name of the fourth victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash southwest of downtown Des Moines.
Des Moines police said Tuesday that the Polk County Medical Examiners Office has identified the victim as 23-year-old Zachary McBride, of Weaver.
Police previously identified the other victims as the car’s driver, 22-year-old Ross Jacob Welsher, and passengers 22-year-old Jordan Van Gundy and 24-year-old Jacob Lee Van Gundy, all of Des Moines.
Investigators said the crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Water Works Park. The car caught fire after crashing into a tree, police said. A woman also was injured but survived.
Police said excessive speed was a factor in the crash.