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Wellman teen killed during police chase


WASHINGTON COUNTY (KWWL)--A police chase ends in a deadly crash in Washington County.

The Iowa State Patrol reports 19-year-old James Vest of Wellman lost control of his vehicle, rolled, and then hit a utility pole around 3 a.m. Sunday.

It happened at the intersection of Larch Avenue and 110th Street near Kalona.

Washington County Sheriff Deputies say Vest was trying to drive away from a deputy at the time,leading them on a short pursuit.

Washington County Sheriff officials say Vest suffered serious injuries in the crash and died at an Iowa City hospital.

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