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Man runs from Polk County deputy after crash, still on the loose

Polk County officials are searching for a suspect who took off into a field when contacted by deputies early Sunday morning, according to a press release.

The deputy approached a vehicle parked in a Lowell Township field about 12:40 a.m. Sunday, the release stated. The vehicle took off into the field with its lights off and the deputy followed but lost track of it, the release said.

The vehicle crashed into a culvert, and the driver fled and could not be found with K9 assistance.

The investigation is ongoing.