Woman fleeing Des Moines officer causes fatal crash


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have arrested a woman they say caused a fatal crash as she fled a police stop.
The incident began around 6:45 p.m. when an officer stopped a vehicle on suspicion of a traffic violation and discovered the 35-year-old driver had several warrants for her arrest, police said in news release.
When the officer tried to arrest the woman, she sped off in the vehicle and crashed about a minute later into another another car at an intersection about a mile from the traffic stop, police said.
Police said the woman fled from the crash scene on foot and was quickly chased down and arrested. The 53-year-old man driving the other car was rushed to a hospital, where died from his injuries, police said.
Police had not released the names of the man killed or the woman arrested by morning.


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