Des Moines residents charged with drag racing, vehicular homicide in October 2021 motorcycle crash

Two Des Moines adult males have been billed with vehicular murder in relationship with allegations they were being avenue racing with a person who was killed in an October motorcycle crash, according to the Des Moines Law enforcement Department.

Michael David Crabb, 35, and Brady Joe Clausi, 23, were charged Jan. 6 with vehicular murder by drag racing and vehicular murder by driving recklessly. At 9:35 p.m. Oct. 19 Kyle Eugene Robert Houge, 37, of Des Moines, was touring north on his motorbike near the 6500 block of Iowa Freeway 28. Houge struck the centre median and missing handle of his bike, according to a prison complaint.

He was taken to a medical center, the place he died. The three males had been drag racing, according to Des Moines Police spokesperson Sgt. Paul Parizek and felony complaints.

Kyle Eugene Robert Houge, 37, of Des Moines.

Kyle Eugene Robert Houge, 37, of Des Moines.

Crabb informed detectives he was driving his motorcycle 160 mph when Houge crashed, in accordance to a criminal grievance.

“When asked why they had been on Highway 28, he reported ‘We go out there to go speedy,'” a criminal criticism mentioned.

Clausi explained to a lady he was touring 187 mph when the crash occurred, according to a legal complaint. Clausi was arrested in December by the Des Moines Police Office on unrelated fees and is in custody at the Polk County Jail, in accordance to booking data.

Crabb was arrested Sunday morning by the Polk County Sheriff’s Business office.

This short article has been edited to suitable the spelling of Kyle Houge’s name.

Philip Joens covers breaking information for The Des Moines Register. He can be reached at 515-443-3347 at [email protected] or on Twitter @Philip_Joens.

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