Driver killed in crash during Cedar Rapids Police pursuit

Published: Nov. 24, 2019 at 10:28 AM CST
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Authorities say a man died when his car slammed into a utility pole while he was fleeing from Cedar Rapids police Saturday night.

Cedar Rapids Police say the chase began around 10 p.m. Saturday when an officer tried to stop a BMW that was being driven recklessly.

The suspect fled south on Rockford Road at a high speed before the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road into a utility pole.

The driver died at the scene of the crash. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately released Sunday.

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