State Patrol: 1 Dead After Chase Near MOA Ends In Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One person is dead after a police pursuit near the Mall of America ended in a crash Saturday.

According to State Patrol, the pursuit began when Bloomington police attempted to stop a Saturn “driving carelessly at a high speed” on American Boulevard.

The Saturn fled eastbound, running a red light at 34th Avenue and hitting a Buick. The Saturn then struck a stoplight.

The passenger in the Saturn, 24-year-old Sondra Kristine Heger, was killed, State Patrol said. The 26-year-old female driver of the Buick was not injured.

Pending charges against the 27-year-old male driver could include criminal vehicular homicide, felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen auto, State Patrol said.

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