Des Moines Car Crash Death of Robyn Danyel Murrel – Obituary
27-year-old Robyn Danyel Murrel has died in a fatal Des Moines police chase car crash that occurred in the 3000 block of Scott Avenue. It happened on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at about 3:26 a.m. when officers saw Robyn speeding excessively.
Police say Robyn speeding in the 1500 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle but it accelerated away and a pursuit followed.
Robyn joined Scott Avenue still speeding, prompting the officer to give up the chase. The vehicle reached the 3000 block where the vehicle where it struck a tree just a minute after the officer withdrew from the pursuit.
Police arrived at the scene to find Robyn dead at the scene. There was another woman in the vehicle. She was left with serious injuries and has since been hospitalized.
The accident is still being investigated.