Police say chase began with speeding, ends with crash into ditch

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Corey Stych, photo from the Muscatine County Jail

A Muscatine man crashed his car into a ditch after being pursued by a police officer for traveling at high speeds, police say.

According to the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 around 11:40 p.m., an officer encountered a vehicle traveling at speeds of over 100 mph on Iowa Hwy 22 near Forest Lane.

Muscatine police said the officer tried to stop 22-year-old Corey Stych who was allegedly traveling at 108 mph in a 55 mph zone. Stych’s vehicle did not stop and the headlights were then turned off as the vehicle continued to speed.

Police said that the pursuit went on for about two-miles when Stych lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch.

Stych was taken to the Muscatine County Jail and faces charges including felony eluding, speeding, unsafe passing, and possession of a controlled substance, according to the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office.