Public Safety

Driver's name released for man killed in crash while fleeing from Cedar Rapids police

Cedar Rapids police have released the name of the driver who was killed in a crash during a police pursuit Saturday night.

Scott J. Maydew, 58, was driving a BMW recklessly on Rockford Road near Eighth Avenue SW at about 10 p.m. when an officer attempted to perform a traffic stop, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Maydew sped off and lost control in the 2100 block of Rockford Road SW, leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers in the vehicle, the release stated.

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