2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit | www.WDIO.com

2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit

2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit Photo: WDIO

DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers
Created: May 18, 2022 03:51 PM

ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Two men died after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop and later crashing into a pickup truck in Anoka County, sheriff's officials said.

Police in Coon Rapids tried to make the traffic stop shortly before midnight Tuesday. The driver took off and police pursued the car, but broke off the chase once the vehicle crossed into Anoka.

Officials said the car and pickup collided about a mile away. The force of the crash took down at least three light poles, according to witnesses.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His passenger died at a nearby hospital. The driver of the pickup was treated for minor injuries. The victims have not been identified.

The crash remains under investigation by the Anoka Police Department, Coon Rapids Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

Credits

DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Names released in deadly crash on E Calvary Road

Where to watch the fireworks this 4th of July

Hibbing man charged with murder after domestic violence death

Edibles, beverages infused with THC legal Friday in Minnesota

WDIO In-Depth: the Supreme Court rulings

Minnesota COVID-19 Weekly Update