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January 10, 2019



Iowa State Patrol Charges
Driver in Wrong-Way Crash

On November 10, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the east mix master. A vehicle driven by Zlatan Vukasinovic, 39, of Des Moines, was travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 and struck a westbound vehicle head-on, driven by Franklin Sylalom, 31, of Des Moines. The head-on crash resulted in the death of Sylalom.  

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Zlatan Vukasinovic was booked into the Polk County Jail on the charges of:             

Homicide by Vehicle – Reckless Driving $200,000 Bond
Homicide by Vehicle – OWI   No Bond

Zlatan Vukansinovic Mugshot

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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