Teenager Crashes Vehicle into Tree While Fleeing Trooper

By Christy Aumer, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A 17-year-old was cited after leading an Iowa State Patrol trooper on a short pursuit in northeast Cedar Rapids early Wednesday morning.

According to officials, a trooper reported he was in pursuit of a vehicle near Harwood Dr. NE and 42nd St. NE around 11:47 p.m. About a minute later, the teenager crashed the vehicle into a tree, officials said.

Authorities said no one was injured in the incident, and the teen was later released to their parents.

Officials are not releasing specific charges at this time.
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