JASPER COUNTY, Iowa — A handcuffed Newton man died this weekend when he tried to run from state troopers on I-80.
The incident happened Saturday just west of Newton in Jasper County.
The incident report says a state trooper was taking an inventory of Matthew Lentzkow’s car after he was pulled over for operating while intoxicated at about 5 a.m. That’s when the Newton man ran off into traffic on the interstate while in handcuffs.
He was hit by a West Des Moines driver who is not facing any charges in the case. Lentzkow was pronounced dead at the scene.
The DCI is reviewing the case and the Iowa State Patrol is doing an internal investigation.
The trooper involved isn’t being named but is on paid leave as is protocol.