ATKINS, Iowa (AP) — Sheriffs officials in eastern Iowa say a driver who reached speeds over 100 mph while fleeing a traffic stop died after crashing his car.
The crash happened early Wednesday, after a Linn County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a car in Atkins, leading to a chase that reached 115 mph.
Investigators say the chase ended just after 4 a.m. when the fleeing car drove off a Benton County road and crashed into a culvert.
Officials say the man driving was ejected and died at the scene. A woman also in the car was seriously injured and flown to an Iowa City hospital.
The names of the man killed and woman hurt have not been released.