Council Bluffs Police: Driver going 150 MPH before hitting pickup truck

Photo: Council Bluffs Police Department

(Council Bluffs, IA) -- A man who Council Bluffs Police say was going 150 miles per hour when he hit a pickup truck in August, turns himself in.

CBPD says the morning of August 21st a Dodge Challenger, driven by 20 year old Evaristo Javier Garcia, was going 150 miles per hour in a 70 MPH zone on I-29 when he hit a Chevy S-10 pickup truck, causing both vehicles to lose control and crash. The woman driving the truck, 51 year old Dorothy Drelicharz, had to be life-flighted to an area hospital due to her injuries. The passengers of the Challenger were transported to area hospitals by ambulance to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

At the time of the crash, alcohol and speed were considered factors.

Garcia was wanted on two counts of Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle. Police say he turned himself in on Friday. Garcia's next court appearance is set for next week.

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