MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding on collided with a squad SUV on its way to an officer-involved shooting on the city’s south side.
According to authorities, the collision occurred near 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. Minneapolis tweeted: “We do not know who collided with who yet … We do not know who had green, yellow or red at time of collision. We don’t know who ran a light or a stop sign … or if that happened.”
However, sources told WCCO that the motorcycle hit the back passenger side of the SUV, which was going through the intersection on a red light with lights and sirens at 50 mph.
The male driver was killed, and his female passenger was taken to HCMC with injuries. The source said she is in critical condition, although police said she was in stable condition.
Police said the squad car was on its way to a shooting near 27th Street and Bryant Avenue, where two officers suffered gunshot wounds.
“This is a tragic situation for all involved,” said Chief Janeé Harteau of Minneapolis Police. “I want to extend my sympathies to the family of the deceased male on the motorcycle.”
Police are investigating the crash.