On Wednesday night, a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 235 in West Des Moines took the lives of two and left another critically injured.


Jacob Marshall Griffiths, 36, of Urbandale, the driver of the four-door pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. Wyatt Griffiths, 6, a passenger in the vehicle, was also pronounced dead at the scene.


A toddler was rescued from the truck and taken to a local hospital for treatment. The toddler is in critical condition.


The West Des Moines Police Department responded to a call at approximately 7:53 p.m. Responders located the four-door pickup that had left the roadway a struck a pillar supporting the 50th Street bridge.


The Iowa State Patrol is providing technical assistance for the crash investigation.