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Man flees trooper during OWI stop and is killed in traffic

logo-iowa-state-patrolJASPER COUNTY – A male subject was killed today when he was run over on Interstate 80 as he fled a law enforcement officer who had stopped him for drunk driving.

According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, an Iowa State Patrol trooper had 24-year-old Enrique Perez, of West Des Moines, pulled over and in custody due to drunk driving at about 5 AM. As the trooper conducted an investigation and searched the Perez’s vehicle, a male subject later identified as 36-year-old Matthew Lentzkow attempted to flee on foot and entered the traveled portion of Interstate 80, near the 161 mile marker in Jasper county. Lentzkow, whose hands were bound behind his back, entered the traveled portion of the eastbound lanes of the interstate and was struck by a vehicle. He came to rest in the median and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper county sheriff.

The accident remains under investigation.

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