WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Local

Police: Man Driving Stolen Car Ejected, Killed In Crash

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. It’s Nat’l Cheeseburger Day, So Here Are Our Favorites
  2. Lawyer: Peterson Case Would've Been More Difficult To Defend In MN
  3. Finding Minnesota: The Feline Fun House
  4. Good Question: What's The Best Way To Discipline Kids?
  5. Mpls. Pop Up Parks Taking Part In Nat’l Recycling Campaign

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) – Police in Columbia Heights say a man driving a stolen vehicle died in a crash near Hart Lake following a police pursuit.

The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, and started when police tried to pull over a car for driving recklessly. It was determined the vehicle had been stolen in Minneapolis.

Officers said the driver turned off his lights and sped off down Arthur Street Northeast.

Police say the 32-year-old driver was ejected after missing the curve at Hart Lake.

Officers went into the water to rescue the driver, who was the only one inside the car, but he died as a result of his injuries.

The driver’s name was not released.

Authorities did say the man has a history of car theft.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,860 other followers