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A PURSUIT OF A SPEEDING VEHICLE BY AN IOWA STATE PATROL TROOPER THAT BEGAN EAST OF SIOUX CITY ON HIGHWAY 20 NEAR DELAWARE AVENUE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ENDED WITH A FATAL CRASH ON GORDON DRIVE IN THE MORNINGSIDE AREA OF SIOUX CITY.

THE IOWA STATE PATROL SAYS A TROOPER ATTEMPTED TO STOP A CAR TRAVELING 81 MILES AN HOUR IN A 55 MILE AN HOUR ZONE AROUND 4:30 P.M.

THE DRIVER OF THE CAR REFUSED TO STOP, AND SPED WEST INTO SIOUX CITY AT ONE POINT REACHING 103 MILES AN HOUR.

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THE PATROL TERMINATED THE PURSUIT, BUT THE DRIVER, 40-YEAR-OLD MELISSA THEDE OF CHURDAN, IOWA, KEPT GOING AND STRUCK A PICK UP TRUCK AND ROLLED, STRIKING ANOTHER VEHICLE.BEFORE CRASHING NEAR STONE AVENUE ON GORDON DRIVE.

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THEDE SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES IN THE CRASH AND HER VEHICLE WAS TOTALLED.,

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SHE WAS ALONE IN HER VEHICLE.

THE DRIVER OF THE PICK UP, 29-YEAR-OLD HECTOR COLLAZO OF SIOUX CITY, WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM UNITYPOINT ST. LUKE’S WITH MINOR INJURIES.

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