Altoona Police Chase Caught on Video, Ends in Crash

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ALTOONA, Iowa -- An Altoona police chase that ended in a crash on Friday was caught on video.

The suspect, 27-year-old Hank Benson, faces a long list of charges after being responsible for two crashes and the police pursuit.

Around 3:30 a.m., Altoona police were called to a single-vehicle accident.

When they arrived, the driver was gone, but officers did find Benson’s front bumper with a license plate matching a GMC envoy.

When police caught up to Benson, they tried to pull him over.  However, they say he took off onto I-80 leading officers on a chase that reached 115 miles per hour.

It came to an end when Benson exited the interstate at the Colfax exit, lost control and crashed.


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