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Driver fatally ejected in crash after fleeing deputy in Dakota County

The crash happened in rural Dakota County around 10:40 a.m. Thursday.

A motorist who fled a sheriff's deputy south of the Twin Cities on Thursday morning died in a crash, and a female passenger was seriously injured. 

A deputy with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a suspected burglary at an outbuilding in the 26000 block of Donnelly Ave. in Hampton Township. At the outbuilding, the deputy spotted the vehicle, which had been stolen from Minneapolis, and attempted to block the driver in. 

Instead, the driver took off, striking the deputy's squad car and then fleeing northbound on Donnelly Road – a gravel road – at a high rate of speed. 

The deputy followed, and as he went over a crest on a hill approximately one mile north of the outbuilding he found that the vehicle had crashed and rolled into a field. 

The male driver and the female passenger were ejected in the crash. The driver died at the scene and the female was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. 

The State Patrol identified the driver as Sincere Yero Page-El, of North St. Paul. His age was not released. The passenger, a 21-year-old Minnesota woman, suffered life-threatening injuries. 

Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said. 

An investigation by the State Patrol is ongoing. 

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