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Two dead after police pursuit and crash in Mason City

MASON CITY – A man and a woman died after a police pursuit in Mason City on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Thursday, September 7, 2017 at about 1:00 PM at or near the intersection of 3rd Street NW and Jefferson Avenue. A Cerro Gordo deputy initiated the pursuit of a White Chrysler 300; the pursuit headed southbound on Jefferson Avenue. The driver of the Chrysler 300, Jerrick Rinnels of Mason City, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. Rinnels was killed, as was his passenger, Jessica Herker of Mason City. The report states that both persons were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The incident remains under investigation. Assisting the Iowa State Patrol were Mason City police and Mason City Fire and Ambulance.

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