Iowa officials: High-speed car kills 1, hurts 2

AVOCA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a vehicle traveling at a high speed in western Iowa has caused a collision, killing its driver and injuring two transportation officers.

The Harlan Police Department says it received a report Wednesday afternoon of a person driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 59 north of Avoca. The vehicle was reportedly traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph.

A Harlan patrol car chased the vehicle. The car traveled for several miles on the highway before it collided with an Iowa Department of Transportation enforcement vehicle. The driver of the high-speed car was killed and two officers in the other car were injured.

Police say the man was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash. No names have been released.

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