Des Moines Man Dead After Leading Police on Car Chase
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A man is dead after police say he stole a car and led officers on a chase. It happened just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Des Moines police say an officer spotted a stolen Chevrolet near SW 9th Street on Watrous Avenue. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver took off. That started a short chase until the officer lost sight of the vehicle. Just a few minutes later, police received a report that the stolen car had crashed near SE 1st Court and Porter Avenue.