Driver In High-Speed Chase, Crash Charged

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 33-year-old Roseville man has been charged after leading police on a high-speed chase and causing a crash that injured another motorist.

Rayvell Deprie Carter is charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle and selling cocaine to an undercover officer. He turned himself in to St. Paul police officers at 10:45 a.m. last Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, Carter was involved in an undercover drug buy outside a business at Maryland and Rice in St. Paul.

Police arrested two people right away but two others, including Carter, took off in a car. Both 34-year-old Amon Manning and 25-year-old Timothy Smith were taken in on drug-related offenses, but have not been formally charged.

The men who fled in the car headed south on Rice Street at high speeds and crashed into a van.

That van was pushed across a lane of traffic, over a sidewalk, and through a fence.

According to police, the pursuing squads lost sight of Carter’s car several blocks after the pursuit began and did not witness the crash.

The driver of the van, Thomas Richard Blanck, 65, of Prescott, Wis. was treated at Regions Hospital for a head wound and was later released.


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