MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While a deputy from the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a burglary in progress on Thursday morning, a driver chose to flee the scene, but crashed and died.
According to the State Patrol, a deputy responded to the 26000 block of Donnelly Avenue at 10:40 a.m. When they arrived at the house in Hampton Township, they a found a car backed into a secluded area of the property.READ MORE: Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x More Likely To Die From COVID: 'Infection Risk Is There For All Age Groups'
The deputy then attempted to block the car – a 2017 Buick Envision – but the driver chose to flee. He struck the squad car as he made his way northbound on Donnelly Avenue.
Though the deputy attempted to follow him, a mile north of the house, the car rolled into a field.READ MORE: 23 Minnesotans Sickened In Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Imported Onions
A man was found dead inside, and a woman sustained life-threatening injuries. She was transported to a hospital. The car was reported stolen from Minneapolis.
On Saturday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as 40-year-old Sincere Yero Page-El.MORE NEWS: St. Paul School Holds 'Unity Day' To Push Back Against Bullying
Minnesota State Patrol is investigating this incident.