Davenport man charged in police chase that killed woman

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials in eastern Iowa say a 19-year-old man is behind bars after leading police on a chase and crashing into another vehicle, killing the driver.

The Quad-City Times reports that Angel Domingo Ochoa, of Davenport, has been charged with vehicular homicide while driving recklessly and other counts.

Police say the chase began Thursday afternoon in Davenport when a police officer tried to stop Ochoa's car and a chase ensued.

Investigators say Ochoa's car reached speeds of up to 90 mph and ran through multiple red lights before broadsiding a car, killing 48-year-old Lori Ann Letts.

Police say dash-cam video shows Ochoa trying to exit his car after the crash but being unable to open the door. Ochoa and an 18-year-old passenger had to be cut from the car and were taken to a hospital for injuries.

Ochoa has since been released and booked into the Scott County Jail.