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Video: Iowa Cruiser Struck by 130 mph Driver

February 19, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Iowa Cruiser Struck By 130 mph Driver

A suspect who allegedly kidnapped his 5-year-old son slammed into an Iowa police car at high speed, killing himself and leaving his son unharmed in the crash.

Jeremiah Eldon Johnson, 33, was wanted in Georgia on allegations of cruelty to a child and reckless driving early Friday when he struck an Indianola (Iowa) Police cruiser at 130 mph, reports the New York Daily News.

An officer spotted Johnson's 2003 Volkswagen Passat at about 2:45 a.m. on the off-ramp from Highway 80 heading east to Hickman Road. The license plate was partially obscured and the officer was unable to run the plate, reports the Des Moines Register.

After the officer activated his lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, Johnson accelerated away, reaching speeds exceeding 110 mph.

A short time later, a patrol car's dash cam captures the blur of Johnson's Passat striking a parked cruiser. Johnson's son was found hiding under blankets in the vehicle and was unharmed.

Comments (5)

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Mike Check @ 2/19/2013 4:02 PM

Lucky child! I'd like to hear more how he survived this horrendous crash.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/20/2013 3:33 AM

I feel so bad for the child he was victimized by his parents and by the crash. I am glad to hear the officers were unhurt.

Nichole @ 2/20/2013 4:48 AM

That was an incredible crash... I'm glad to hear, but utterly amazed that the child survived.

D-Ray @ 2/20/2013 11:12 AM

The child was not "unharmed". He is alive, but critical that last I was told. How the child is still alive is a miracle itself.

peggy wright @ 2/20/2013 12:54 PM

thank god the officer stepped away an angel must have been on his shoulder prayer,s go out to the child and all the Police Officer,s on the job,God be with you all.

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