Chief Eric Vaughn said in a statement that the Perry Police Department received a number of 911 calls around 10:26 a.m. on Monday, April 13 related to an accident in the 1300 block of Highway 141 in the city limits of Perry.


The Perry Police Department, Perry First Responders, Perry Fire Department and Dallas County Ambulance responded to the scene.


The driver of the vehicle was identified Erick Soriano, 33, of Des Moines. He was treated at the scene by Dallas County Paramedics and transported to the Dallas County Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.


Soriano was operating a blue 2014 Honda Accord westbound on Hwy 141 approaching the traffic lights to the Burger King/Hy Vee area. He lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and collided with the traffic light pole located on the north side of the intersection. The vehicle impact separated the vehicle into three pieces.


“Speed was believed to be a factor in the accident and the investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation,” Vaughn said in the statement.