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High-speed chase ends in wreck in Fort Dodge

Driver taken to UnityPoint with unknown injuries

-Messenger photo by Kelby Wingert
The driver of a vehicle involved in a multi-county high-speed pursuit on Sunday afternoon was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance after the chase ended on Kenyon Road just west of U.S. Highway 169. The driver's name and extent of injuries were not released by law enforcement on Sunday.

A high-speed pursuit that crossed several central Iowa counties ended in a crash in Fort Dodge on Sunday afternoon.

The pursuit — with speeds reported as high as 112 mph — appears to have started in Carroll County and moved into Calhoun County.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., it was reported to be near Lake City in Calhoun County and moving eastbound on Highway 175. The chase made its way north on Highway 4 before going east on U.S. Highway 20.

The pursuit crossed into Webster County at approximately 3:45 p.m. and ended with a crash minutes later on Kenyon Road just west of U.S. Highway 169, near the AmericInn hotel.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance. LifeFlight was called to the hospital on standby.

The driver’s name and the extent of the driver’s injuries were not released by law enforcement on Sunday.

The Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Dodge Fire Department and Iowa State Patrol were on scene at the end of the pursuit.

Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Nick Albrecht said the Iowa State Patrol will be taking over the investigation. No other information was available by press time on Sunday, but The Messenger will update as new information comes in.

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