High Speed Chase Ends In Rollover Accident In Eastern Mahaska County

A medical helicopter landed at the scene of a roll-over accident Saturday night.

A medical helicopter landed at the scene of a roll-over accident Saturday night.

Mahaska County, Iowa – At approximately 11:15 pm, a call from Keokuk County to Mahaska County was made alerting to a high-speed chase that was west of Sigourney, along Highway 92. Speeds were reported to be around 100 miles per hour, according to police radio traffic.

Mahaska County Deputies headed towards the chase, while Oskaloosa police officers prepared to deploy stop sticks near the east side of the city limits, in the event the chase made it to Oskaloosa.

The call then came out that the suspect vehicle had crashed into a field, just east of the Skunk River bridge along Highway 92, near the intersection with Snake Trail.

A witness to the end of the chase said the driver of their vehicle began to pull right on the shoulder of the highway for an approaching law enforcement vehicle.

A vehicle approaching them quickly from behind intended to pass on the right, but had to alter course when their van took up part of his escape route.

The witness said the SUV then veered to the left and then crashed into a field, just missing their van by feet.

Emergency personnel from Keokuk County, Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, Oskaloosa Police, Oskaloosa Fire, Cedar Township Fire, Cedar Township Ambulance, Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Services, and the Iowa State Patrol all assisted at the scene.

The driver was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Their name or condition is unknown at this time.

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