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Buchanan County Sheriff's Deputy crashes during high speed chase

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BUCHANAN COUNTY (KWWL) -- A Buchanan County Sheriff's deputy is hurt after crashing his patrol car during a high speed chase.

It happened north of Independence Wednesday night just before 10:00 p.m.

The Iowa State Patrol says 42-year old deputy Joseph Schwinghammer was in high speed pursuit when he ran off the road at the intersection of 200th St. and Keokuk Ave.  The extent of Schwinghammer's injuries is not known, but he was airlifted to University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Officials have not said why he was in high speed pursuit or if they were able to catch whomever they were chasing.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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