KNOXVILLE (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Marshalltown woman who died after her minivan crashed during a police chase in south-central Iowa.

She was identified Wednesday as 40-year-old Erin Weers.

Knoxville police say an officer tried to pull over a woman later identified as Weers for speeding Tuesday afternoon in front of Knoxville Middle School. She accelerated away and eventually turned north on Iowa Highway 14.

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Police say the chase speeds exceeded 90 mph (144.8 kph) before her minivan ran into a roadside ditch north of Knoxville, hit an obstacle and then went airborne before crashing and catching fire.

Police say Weers was pronounced dead at the scene.

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