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Request for Public Assistance: Fatal Crash on I-35 Southbound at Mile Marker 90.7

Post Date:11/21/2018 3:06 p.m.

ANKENY, IOWA (Nov. 21, 2018) – On Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at approximately 6:31 a.m., Ankeny Police were sent to the southbound lanes of I-35 at mile marker 90.7 to investigate a vehicle crash. The area in between the southbound exit and entrance ramps of exit #90 at Oralabor Road.

Officers located a single vehicle which appeared to have left the roadway, traveled up the bridge embankment, and struck the bridge. Injuries sustained in the crash were fatal to the driver / lone occupant identified below.

Eric Dean Schall, 41 yoa, DOB 03/26/77
Nevada, IA   

Video footage and witness accounts identified a second vehicle of interest that may be involved in this crash. Ankeny Police are requesting assistance in locating and identifying the vehicle and driver of a white 2017-2018 Honda Civic. This vehicle may have minor front end damage or red paint transfer.  Witnesses stated that this white vehicle pulled to the shoulder after the crash, but left the scene prior to officers arriving on scene. Photographs of this vehicle of interest are included below.

Ankeny Police ask anyone who has any information to assist authorities in completing the investigation by calling Polk County Dispatch at 515-286-3333 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400 to provide anonymous information. 

The Ankeny Police Department is continuing to investigate this crash along with assistance from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol. 

Case #: 18-006087
Release #2


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