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Teen dead, another injured as truck flees

PROLE, (AP) — An 18-year-old driver fleeing a police stop died and his passenger was injured when their vehicle crashed into trees over the weekend, authorities in south-central Iowa said. Memphis Issac Kincade Pickett, 18, of Winterset, died in the crash and his passenger, 21-year-old Quentin Lane Siefkas, was seriously injured, television station WOI reported.

The Iowa State Patrol said the crash happened Sunday afternoon after a Madison County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the truck and a high-speed chase ensued. Pickett lost control of the truck on a curve in a country road near Prole and crashed into trees, investigators said. Pickett was pronounced dead at the scene. Rescuers had to cut into the truck to free Siefkas.

Investigators said that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor in the chase and the crash.