MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver is dead after police say a man stole a police car, fled the scene and hit another motorist.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Polk County. Police say the man, identified as 23-year-old Ricardo Mello, had a confrontation with a Crookston police officer and stole the officer’s police squad.

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He then fled the scene, heading south on Main Avenue, lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Main and Old Highway 75 South and hit a Chevy pick-up truck.

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The driver was killed and a female passenger was taken to Riverview Hospital, where she remains hospitalized.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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Crookston Police are investigating the incident. The victims identities have not been released.