Name released in fatal crash following pursuit in northern IA


January 11th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol, Friday afternoon, released the name of a man who died Thursday during a pursuit-involved crash in Webster County. Authorities identified him as 25-year old Philp Wooden, of Kansas City, MO.

Wooden was driving a stolen 2000 Ford Econoline van that crashed on northbound Highway 169 north of the 2nd Avenue South interchange at Ft. Dodge, when the vehicle went out of control, entered the median and rolled several times. Wooden, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the van and died at the scene. The accident happened at around 5:21-a.m. Thursday

Investigators say the van was taken during an armed car-jacking in Des Moines at around 3:30-a.m., Thursday. The chase crossed from Polk into Story, Hamilton and Webster Counties before ending in the fatal crash.