DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 31-year-old pickup driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in the crash death of a woman in Polk County.

The accident occurred April 23 on westbound Interstate 80. The Iowa State Patrol says Michael Wright was driving the pickup when he changed lanes and hit a semitractor-trailer. The pickup hit a guardrail and went airborne, ejecting Wright and his passenger, 44-year-old Susannah Thompson.

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She was pronounced dead at the scene. He was briefly hospitalized.

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Wright’s also been charged with reckless driving, driving while barred as a habitual offender and third-offense operating under the influence. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment on Wright’s behalf. He is from Ankeny.

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