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BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) – Authorities have identified the 16-year-old who was killed after leading police on a chase in Bemidji, Minn. early Saturday morning.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says Morris Isaac Beaulieu Jr. died after losing control, rolling his vehicle and being ejected.

Beaulieu was riding in the vehicle when it was pulled over by a Beltrami County deputy sheriff just before 5 a.m.

The driver, 21-year-old Kevin Lee Green, of Boy River, was being investigated for driving while intoxicated, and was out of the vehicle when Beaulieu got behind the wheel.

Despite warnings from officers, Beaulieu gunned the engine, took a U-turn and sped off in the car.

County deputies and police officers chased Beaulieu along Bemidji Road. Authorities said Beaulieu reached speeds of 100 miles per hour while swerving between lanes.

Beaulieu lost control at a curve near Turtle River. The vehicle rolled into a group of trees and he was ejected. He was airlifted to a hospital in Fargo, where he died of his injuries.

The State Patrol and Beltrami County are investigating the incident.

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