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Iowa trooper injured in chase, crash in Omaha NE

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An Iowa state trooper is recovering after a truck smashed into his cruiser during a chase from Council Bluffs, Iowa, into Omaha.

The Iowa State Patrol says the chase began Thursday morning when the trooper tried to stop the truck in Council Bluffs. The truck sped away, with the trooper in pursuit. The truck then turned around, going the wrong way on the South Expressway, hitting the trooper.

The trooper, whose name has not been released, was taken to a Council Bluffs hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck, which police say had been stolen from Omaha, continued after the crash before being stopped by several troopers in south Omaha.

The 36-year-old driver, Carl Eugene Pelander of Council Bluffs, and his passenger, 25-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Lynn, were arrested.

 

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