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.

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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:

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