Man crashes SUV, steals car of passerby who stops to help


Investigators say a man who crashed his SUV just north of Duluth stole the car of a passerby who stopped to help, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested the 24-year-old Duluth man after the Saturday night one-vehicle crash. They say the driver rolled a red SUV where a road construction project is under way and then ran off into a nearby woods. A short time later, he returned to the crash scene, stole the vehicle of someone who had stopped to assist, and sped away, the News Tribune reported.

The driver was stopped and arrested about a mile away, taken to a hospital with minor injuries and then taken to jail, the News Tribune reports.

Several Good Samaritans had stopped to help the driver whose SUV had come to a stop on its roof on Martin Road, Northland's Newscenter reported.

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