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Franklin Co. chase leads to fatal I-35 crash

DES MOINES (KWWL) - A Minnesota man is dead after a high speed chase early Wednesday morning on I-35 in central Iowa.  The Iowa State Patrol says at 2:34 a.m., troopers clocked a 1998 Ford Focus going 108 mph along I-35 at Highway 3 in Franklin County.  They say a pursuit ensued in which the driver ran over stop sticks in Hamilton Co. then turned off the vehicle's headlights and kept driving into Story Co.  Near mile marker 116, troopers say the driver crossed the median and drove the wrong way, passing several vehicles before colliding head-on with a semi truck. Troopers say 47-year-old Frank Kurkowski of St. Paul, Minnesota died in the crash.  The semi driver was not hurt.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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