Police looking 2 people after vehicles run red light, cause fatal crash

The crash happened Sunday morning in Minneapolis.

Officials are asking for the public's help to find the people who were in a vehicle that ran a red light, which caused a fatal, four-car crash in Minneapolis Sunday morning.

The crash happened at 9:36 a.m. at the intersection of Blaisdell Avenue South and 26th Street West in Minneapolis, police said in a news release. Two drivers were going south on Blaisdell when they didn't stop for a red light and hit two other vehicles that were going west on 26th.

A man who was a passenger in one of the vehicles that was going west on 26th was killed. Four other people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three people who were in one of the cars that ran the light stayed on the scene, but the three people in the other car that ran the red fled on foot. Police found one of them – they were released after being interviewed.

Investigators are hoping to speak to witnesses or take a look at surveillance video from the area, saying it may help them with this case. Anyone with information is asked to text their tip to 847411 – just enter MPD, a space, and your information – all texts are anonymous.

People can also call the department's tip line at 612-692-8477 with any information they have.

So far this year at least 89 people have been killed on Minnesota's roads, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. At this time last year, 100 people had died in traffic-related incidents.

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