WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Driver Who Died After Police Pursuit Identified

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Good Question: How Do They Flip TCF Stadium?
  2. 4 Things For Sept. 17, 2014
  3. Group Wants Sunny D Out Of Schools
  4. Vikings Ban Adrian Peterson From Team Activities
  5. Fashion Week Comes To Twin Cities With 'Minnesota 4 Minnesota'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 46-year-old man is dead after crashing into a signpost in Minneapolis overnight. The driver was being pursued by police.

Police said that around 1:45 a.m., officers tried to pull over a stolen car along 31st Street East near Stevens Avenue South in Minneapolis.

The driver, identified as Steven Russell Jennings, didn’t pull over but instead took off in the 2005 Honda Civic.

Police say he couldn’t make the curve from 31st to Chicago Avenue South and hit a semaphore pole.

Officers pulled Jennings from the wreck and began first aid. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, but died of his injuries.

The officers in the car pursuing Jennings went to the hospital also, but they were not seriously hurt. Police said the officers were trying to catch up to the Civic when the car crashed.

There were no other people in the car when it crashed, and no one else was injured in the incident.

The driver’s identity was not immediately released. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,861 other followers