Man fleeing police dies after being ejected from his car


A man fleeing police was killed when he was ejected from his car after crashing into a minivan and a vacant building.

This embed is invalid

The incident happened after 2 a.m. Wednesday on Penn Avenue North in North Minneapolis, according to a news release.

Two Minneapolis police officers were driving north on Penn Avenue North near 36th Avenue North when they had to take "evasive measures" to avoid being hit by a southbound car that was swerving on the road.

Police pulled the car over near 35th Avenue North, but the driver "refused to roll down his window or even acknowledge the officer's presence," the release says.

The man then fled at a high rate of speed. At the intersection of Penn Avenue and West Broadway (about a mile down the road) he struck the front end of a minivan and then crashed into a vacant building.

The man, who hasn't been identified, was ejected from his car, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the minivan wasn't hurt.

Here's a look at the scene early Wednesday:




Next Up

Marcus Foligno

Watch: Marcus Foligno starts fight with a superman punch

Foligno was not messing around in the first period.

Union Gospel Mission graffiti side by side - Duluth PD

Vandals target longstanding Duluth soup kitchen, transitional housing site

Union Gospel Mission has been operating in the city since 1922.

i-94 crash st. michael - 2021.10.19

At least 1 dead after 'serious crash' on I-94 in St. Michael

That side of the highway is expected to be closed for at least a few hours.

House for sale

The crazy Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of slowing down

Agents are seeing fewer multiple offers and no inspections are less prevalent.

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.


Man dies after being shot before flipping his car

The incident happened in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening.