April 30, 2017 04:12 PM
One man is dead, four people are hospitalized and two people have fled following a Sunday morning four-vehicle crash in south Minneapolis.
Minneapolis police say two southbound vehicles on Blaisdell Avenue South failed to stop for a red light at 26th Street West and collided with two westbound vehicles. A male passenger of one of the westbound vehicles was later pronounced dead at the scene.
When police arrived shortly after 9:30 a.m., fire department personnel were providing aid to five adults, according to a Minneapolis Police Department release. An ambulance then took the four surviving victims to Hennepin County Medical Center. They were described as having non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, three people in one of the southbound vehicles remained on the scene, while three occupants of the second southbound vehicle fled on foot, according to police. Officers later located, interviewed and released one of those people.
MPD homicide and traffic investigation units are investigating. The release says police interviewed residents and business owners in the area, and are hoping surveillance video from nearby businesses will help in the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 612-692-TIPS.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased and his cause of death.
Updated: April 30, 2017 04:12 PM
Created: April 30, 2017 03:49 PM
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