Sheriff: Driver fleeing traffic stop killed in Iowa crash

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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.

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