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Marion man dies after car hits house during police chase

Sep 11, 2013

MARION (AP) — A 30-year-old Marion man has died after his car crashed into a house during a chase by police.

The Marion Police Department says the chase began around 1:10 a.m. Tuesday after a driver wouldn’t pull over for police after committing a traffic violation. The chase ended when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a house.

Police say the driver died at the scene. He was identified as Matthew Gates. He was alone in the vehicle. The house’s occupant wasn’t injured.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.

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