MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 30-year-old man who died in a crash after a police chase in Minnetonka.

The Minnesota State Patrol identifies the man as David Phillip Baxter of Montrose. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office says Baxter died at the scene of Friday’s crash of multiple blunt force injuries.

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According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police began pursuing Baxter’s Mercury Tracer after seeing it speeding. Officers lost sight of the fleeing car and soon came upon the two-vehicle crash.

The patrol says Baxter tried to pass traffic and entered the opposite traffic lane, crashing head-on into a 2015 Volvo. The other driver suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition at HCMC.

The crash shut down busy Minnetonka Boulevard near the Minnetonka-Hopkins border.

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Comments (4)
  1. As a witness to this horrific accident, the car Baxter was diving at a high speed was eastbound for several blocks in the westbound lane of Minnetonka Boulevard before crashing, not swerving or attempting to get into the eastbound lane. It is a sight and sound I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers go out to the woman driving the car that was hit.

  2. Hello, I’m Karen’s sister, the woman that was hit head on. Can we get your phone number?

    1. I’d rather not post it on this site, but if you friend me on FB, then message me, I will provide you with my number.

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