MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people who died Thursday after a police chase in Owatonna have been identified.

Louis Duane Bennett, 42, of Owatonna, and Sauda Abubakar Maani, 24, of Rochester, died after a brief, high-speed chase when their vehicle exited onto West Bridge Street and struck a post.

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Police say officers were called to 21st Street Northwest at about 11:40 a.m. on a report of a man beating up a woman. The attacker got into a vehicle with another person and left the scene before police arrived.

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Officers soon saw the vehicle near Interstate 35 on 26th Avenue Northwest and tried to get the driver, identified as Bennett, to pull over. Instead, he fled onto the interstate.

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Police did not confirm if one of the passengers was the woman who was attacked. The Minnesota State Patrol is leading the investigation.