A young woman who allegedly tried to elude police in northeast Iowa before being involved in a crash has died from her injuries. The crash happened Saturday night in Dubuque. Police officers had pulled over a truck in relation to a call about a suspicious person with a flashlight walking around a house.
Twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Benson of Decorah was driving the truck, but police say she gave officers a false name. The officers correctly identified Benson and discovered there was an active arrest warrant for her in Delaware County. When they asked her to exit the truck, Benson sped away and police say she ran a red light before colliding with another vehicle, which caught fire. Benson and a passenger were transported to a Dubuque hospital.
Benson was later transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals, where she died on Thursday. The occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.