Marion Man Dies In Crash After Police Chase


By Richard Pratt

MARION, Iowa -- A Marion man died after his car hit a house following a police chase early Tuesday.

The chase, involving Matthew Gates, 30, began with an attempted traffic stop in the 2400 block of 10th Street just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, and ended when Gates’ vehicle left the roadway and hit a house at 1160 Country Club Drive.

Gates was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was in his car, and no officers were hurt, according to Marion police.
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