MASON CITY, Iowa — Authorities say a police chase has led to a crash near downtown Mason City that killed two people.

Officials report the crash happened just before 1 p.m. Thursday.

The Iowa State Patrol says the incident began as a traffic stop that led to the short chase. Patrol Sgt. Dana Knutson says the vehicle lost control, hit a tree and rolled, killing both occupants.

The names of those killed and other details have not yet been released.