High speed motorcycle chase in Cedar Rapids ends with crash
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Two people were injured when a high speed motorcycle chase in Cedar Rapids ended with a crash Thursday morning.
Officials say an officer saw one of two motorcycles pop a wheely behind his squad car just before 9:00 a.m. at the corner of "J" Street and 15th Avenue SW. The motorcycles turned onto the 12th Avenue bridge at speeds over 70 miles per hour. The officer tried to stop the bikes, and one did pull over while the other sped down 12th Avenue SE at speeds over 80 mph.
The chase came to an end when the bike lost control and crashed in the 2,400 block of McCarthy Road SE. The driver and the passenger were both thrown from the bike. They were not wearing helmets.
Theodore Bascom, 44, and Krystal Williams, 29, both from Cedar Rapids, were taken to the hospital for injuries in the crash.
Williams has been released and is being held in the Linn County Jail on a probation violation. Bascom is expected to recover from his injuries.
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