High Speed Chase Ends In Crash

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

A high speed chase in Council Bluffs this morning ends after a driver crashes a stolen SUV into an embankment.

Police arrested 29-year-old Dana Cook and his passenger 25-year-old Jessica Wolfe.

Iowa State Patrol says 29-year old Dana Cook was driving SUV that was recently stolen from Nebraska.

Cook hit several cars during the chase, including Mona Lisa Scotter.

“It happened so fast I didn't see the Escalade coming at us until he was right there in the intersection,” says Scotter.

She was on the South Expressway trying to turn left on a green light into Walmart. Then an SUV came speeding out of nowhere.

“He was booking it and he just went between the two of us,” says Scotter.

“He removed the bumper of the man in front of me and hit my front corner panel. He was swerving in and out of traffic and came very close to hitting more cars."

Troopers first spotted Cook on Highway 92 and stopped him for a traffic violation, but Cook refused to stop.

He went across the interstate and got onto the South Expressway, reaching speeds of 90 miles an hour.

Cook eventually blew out the tire of the SUV, before crashing into an embankment at the intersection of South 24th Street and 23rd West Avenue.

Greg Nold, a truck driver, saw the arrest.

“A state trooper drove around the corner, parked his car, and ran into the bush. Five minutes later came out with a guy in handcuffs."

Scotter says she's upset that her car was damaged, but is hoping the pair learned a valuable lesson.

“I'm upset that they did this and I'm hoping maybe they were taught a lesson and they'll never do it again because they could have been injured too."

Scotter says she'll also probably have to pay to have her car fixed or replaced.

Cook has been charged with possession of stolen property and he also has an outstanding warrant in Nebraska.

Wolfe is charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

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