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Fiery crash sends Iowa City man to hospital

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Iowa City man is in the hospital after a fiery crash near the intersection of Court Street and Linden Court early Thursday morning.

Iowa City police say they tried to stop a vehicle speeding at around 2:02 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Court Street and Muscatine Avenue.

According to police, the driver accelerated to an unsafe speed but the officer decided not to chase the vehicle.  As the officer continued to check the area, he came upon the crash involving the same vehicle.

According to police, the vehicle hit a tree, a fire hydrant, a pole and other objects before stopping and bursting into flames.

The driver, 29-year-old Angelo Ramirez, was thrown from the vehicle in the crash.  Ramirez was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The accident remains under investigation, but police believe alcohol was a factor.

Court Street was closed between Washington Park Road and Shrader Road and Iowa City bus service was detoured in that area.

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