Reckless driver has record of traffic violations

The 46-year-old Norwalk man responsible for the reckless driving crash last Thursday that killed two children and left their mother and another child in critical condition has an extensive record of previous traffic accidents, according to court documents.

Police records show the man has been charged more than a dozen times. Previous charges include speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain control, and leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The man was driving his pickup truck in Ankeny when he failed to stop at a stop sign, smashing into an oncoming minivan carrying a woman and her three children.

Two of the children, aged 5 years old and 5 months old, died in hospital care. The mother and remaining 3-year-old child remain in intensive care.

The 46-year-old man was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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