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Posted on: April 8, 2023

Driver Dies in Car Crash into Home, Personnel Work to Extract Vehicle from Unstable Structure

Early this morning at approximately 1:40 AM, the Ankeny Police and Fire departments were dispatched to 803 NW 32nd St. after receiving a call reporting a car had crashed into this home. Ankeny Police and Fire departments immediately responded to the scene.

Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders found a car in the basement of the house, which was fully engulfed in flames. The residents of the house were able to safely evacuate, but it is currently unknown if there was more than one person in the car. 

The driver of the car was unable to exit the vehicle and passed away as a result of the fire. Personnel on scene are currently working to extract the vehicle from the home, but the structure is unstable.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Ankeny Police Department, who are working in conjunction with the Ankeny Fire Department to determine the cause of the crash and the subsequent fire. The identity of the driver will not be released until their next of kin have been notified.

The Ankeny Fire Department was assisted by the Polk City and Altoona Fire Departments to extinguish the fire.  MidAmerican Energy also assisted at this scene.

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