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Driver fleeing Iowa police fatally jumps from moving vehicle

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 11:44 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in eastern Iowa say a teen driver fleeing from police in a stolen car died when he leapt from the moving vehicle and was run over by it.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the incident began just before 9 p.m. Monday when a deputy spotted a vehicle on Interstate 380 that had been reported stolen out of Cedar Rapids and sought to pull it over. Investigators say a chase ensued, and a short time later, the driver and passenger bailed out of the moving car, which continued on and hit a house.

Officials say the driver was struck by the vehicle as he jumped from it and died at the scene. The passenger was arrested.

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