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UPDATE: Man jailed after Mason City crash

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State Patrol says driver hit 110 mph in 55 mph zone.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 5:51 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 6:03 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa – One person is in jail after a crash Monday where the vehicle had reached speeds of 110 miles per hour.
The Iowa State Patrol says it was involved in a pursuit that began around 5:14 p.m. when a vehicle was clocked going 110 miles per hour on 245th St. south of Mason City. The car turned onto Kentucky Ave. and hit another vehicle at the intersection with 8th St. SE. A utility pole was also knocked down.

The State Patrol says the trooper was going to call off the pursuit because the fleeing car was usafely passing other vehicles, but then the crash happened.

The State Patrol says two people in the fleeing car suffered what appear to be minor injuries, which is being described as “amazing” given the size of the car.  

The driver of the car, 36-year-old Eric William Jensen has been booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on charges of driving while license was suspended, failure to use a seat belt, and improper passing on the right.

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