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The Woodbury County Sheriff released dash cam video of the pursuit and roll over crash near Salix, Iowa Tuesday. The video shows a deputy attempt to pull over a sedan traveling west on K35. break lights for the car turn on but it never stops. Authorities say 36 year-old Justin derby of Onawa, Iowa, was behind the wheel. Deputies added Derby was driving with a barred license.
The video continues with the vehicle, with four other passengers inside, running a stop sign as the car turned left on Old Highway 75 in Sloan. you can hear the deputy say “he blew the stop sign” in the video. Speeds in the chase reached 117mph according to authorities as Derby attempted to shake the deputy giving chase. Both Derby and the deputy passed multiple vehicles on the road. The chase came to a halt in Salix. As Derby is passing a semi, he has to swerve to avoid an oncoming semi and loses control of the vehicle. The deputy then can be heard saying “rollover” as the car somersaults three times before landing right-side up in a mucky field.
The rollover happens at the 5:54 mark in the video. Miraculously, all five people in the car lived. Two were taken to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. The chase for Derby didn’t end after the crash. Video shows him climb out of the car and make a dash for it on foot. The deputy can be heard getting out of his vehicle and then is seen giving chase. The video ends with both Derby and the Deputy running across the top of the screen in the field.
The deputy tracked Derby to a filthy pond where authorities say he jumped in to avoid being caught. They were able to coax him out and he was then taken in to custody but, not before being sent to the hospital. “Just to be checked over and be decontaminated from being in the sewage lagoon,” said Tony Wingert, with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office. Derby will face a slew of charges as well.
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