Name released in Cedar Rapids police chase and fatal crash
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – UPDATE (8:45 am) Cedar Rapids Police have released the name of the man killed in a crash after a brief chase with Cedar Rapids Police Officers.
Police say at 2:06 a.m. Monday, officers attempted to stop a black Chevy Tahoe for various traffic violations on Southwest 33rd Avenue. But they say 38-year-old Jamie Hill took off, starting a pursuit.
Police say the chase went onto southbound I-380 when Hill took the 30 West exit ramp. They say at that time, Hill left the vehicle, which rolled several times.
Iowa State Patrol says Hill died at the scene.
UPDATE (5:45 am): Iowa State Patrol says a pursuit involving Cedar Rapids Police ended in a crash that killed one person.
The State Patrol says the crash happened just after 2:15 a.m. Monday.
They say officers were chasing a person driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. They say the Tahoe was driving from southbound I-380 to westbound Highway 30 when the vehicle went into the ditch, then rolled several times.
The State Patrol says the driver died at the scene.
Cedar Rapids police have not released what led to the pursuit. We are awaiting details from them at this time.
The name of the driver who died has not been released.
ORIGINAL STORY: Cedar Rapids police are investigating a crash that closed the westbound 30 Freeway Monday morning, as well as an on-ramp.
Police say the crash happened around 2 a.m. Police have not said what led up to the accident, but say they expect to release more details Monday morning.
The crash closed the westbound lanes of the 30 Freeway at I-380, as well as the southbound ramp from I-380 to West 30.
Stay with TV9 for updates on this crash.
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