1 dead, 2 injured following eastern IA pursuit-related crash Thursday afternoon


June 14th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

A pursuit in eastern Iowa’s Scott County turned deadly Thursday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol reports Davenport Police were pursuing a wanted suspect, 19-year old Angel Domingo Ochoa, of Davenport, when the 1998 Lincoln Continental he was driving ran a red light and hit a 2010 Chevy driven by 48-year old Lori Ann Letts, of Davenport. She died at the scene. Ochoa, and a passenger in his vehicle, 18-year old Gavin Neo Lee Bennett, of Davenport, were injured in the crash that happened at around 2:38-p.m. They were transported to Genesis East Hospital by Davenport Ambulance. None of the crash victims were wearing a seat belt.

Ochoa was treated for minor injuries and released to the custody of authorities. Bennett was transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital, where a report on his condition was not available. Ochoa was being held in the Scott County Jail on charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, and serious injury by vehicle as well as failing to appear on a possession second charge.

The incident and crash remain under investigation.