Public Safety

Man killed in crash Saturday while fleeing from Cedar Rapids police

CEDAR RAPIDS — A man was killed in Cedar Rapids when the vehicle he was driving struck a utility pole during a police pursuit Saturday night.

About 10 p.m., police attempted to stop the driver of a BMW who was driving recklessly on Rockford Road near Eighth Avenue SW, according to a Cedar Rapids Police Department news release.

The driver sped south on Rockford Road. In the 2100 block, the driver lost control and the BMW left the roadway, striking a utility pole.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members, police said.

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