Stuart Woman Charged for Crash that Killed a West Des Moines Police Sgt. in August

January 11, 2017 6:29 am

A traffic ticket has been filed against a woman accused of being to blame for a crash that killed West Des Moines police officer last year.

According to court documents, 38 year-old Jeanette Keifer is charged with failure to yield upon a left turn.  The charge stems from a crash on Highway 169 on August 3rd when Keifer’s vehicle collided with 47 year-old Sgt. Shawn Miller’s personal motorcycle as he was returning to West Des Moines after testifying in a case at the Dallas County courthouse in Adel.  Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

The charge against Keifer is enhanced due to it causing a crash that killed someone.

An order of continuance has been filed and Keifer will have her initial appearance on January 27th.

Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.

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