Officials identify woman who died in Davenport crash on Thursday

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 6/14: Officials have identified the woman who died in a car crash in Davenport on Thursday.

Documents say that 48-year-old Lori Letts, of Davenport, died as a result of the crash.

The documents show that the driver, 19-year-old Angel Ochoa, of Davenport, was being sought after by police when he ran a red light, crossed center line and then hit a vehicle that was driven by Letts. Documents state Letts died at the scene.

Court documents show that Ocho was eluding officers and officers say he was eluding them "for several minutes at high rates of speed, highest speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour."

Documents show that no seatbelt was used during the crash.

18-year-old Gavin Bennett was a passenger in the suspect vehicle according to documents. The documents show that Bennett was taken to the University of Iowa hospitals following the crash for injuries sustained. Ochoa was taken to the hospital but was released.

UPDATE 6/13 9:50 p.m. KWQC has learned Angel D. Ochoa, 19, has been arrested and charged in connection to the fatal crash that occurred during the police pursuit.

Ochoa is charged with reckless homicide by vehicle and serious injury by vehicle, both felonies.

The Iowa State Patrol tells KWQC Ochoa ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle that was not connected to the pursuit, killing the lone occupant of that vehicle.

UPDATE 6/13 9:28 p.m. Investigators with the Iowa State Patrol have confirmed there was a fatality in Thursday's police chase that ended in a crash on the west end of Davenport.

They say someone in the car that was hit by the fleeing vehicle was killed.

The name of the victim has not been released yet.

ORIGINAL: A police chase has ended in a crash on the west side of Davenport. Police say officers were attempting to initiate a traffic stop shortly after 2 p.m.

While trying to stop the vehicle, police say the driver of the vehicle sped off resulting in a police pursuit.

Major Jeff Bladel, with the police department, says the chase went south on Division to Kimberly Road where it then went westbound at the intersection of Fairmount. That is when the vehicle that was being pursued crossed the center line, hitting another vehicle.

Officials say the extent of injuries is not known at this time. TV6 asked how many people were involved in the crash and police were unable to answer that question.

Due to a police car being involved, officials say the Iowa State Patrol has been called to take over the investigation.

Major Bladel says the area of West Kimberly and Fairmount is expected to be shut down for a couple of hours due to the accident. Drivers are asked to avoid the area until the accident has been cleared up.

A viewer reached out to TV6 and said that they could see multiple ambulance, firetrucks and officers heading towards the area of Walmart on the west side of town.

Another viewer tells TV6 that Kimberly from Hillandale to Fairmount and Fairmount from Kimberly to Hickory Grove is closed at this time.

This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available.