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Waterloo teen crashes stolen vehicle in Altoona killing one

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ALTOONA (KWWL) -

A teenager from Waterloo has been arrested after authorities say he was involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Altoona Thursday morning.

Authorities say 19-year-old Dajour Sawyers was driving a stolen vehicle when he ran a red light at Eight Street and First Avenue around 7:30 a.m.  Police say Sawyers crashed into another vehicle killing its driver.

Police say Sawyers ran from the scene.   He was later found hiding in a nearby garage.

Sawyer was taken into custody.  He's charged with homicide by vehicle, burglary, theft, criminal mischief and reckless driving.  He's being held in the Polk County Jail.

The victim was 36-year-old Chad Wells, a father of two that was headed to work.

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