Suspect arrested after causing crash that left 1 dead, 1 critically injured in Robbinsdale
Robbinsdale police say one person is dead and another is critically injured after a two-vehicle crash Saturday night.
A news release from the department states that a Robbinsdale police officer saw someone driving a Tesla speeding on 42nd Avenue North near Highway 100 at about 8:15 p.m.
Police say the officer then caught up to the speeding vehicle and activated lights in an attempt to stop the car. When it accelerated and fled from the officer, emergency lights were turned off and the officer ended the pursuit, according to the news release.
The Robbinsdale Police Department stated that the speeding vehicle was traveling between 70-90 mph.
The Tesla was traveling south on Orchard Avenue when it crashed into a white minivan on 36th Avenue North.
The suspect driver, later identified as a 20-year-old man from Minneapolis, was arrested for probable cause criminal vehicular operation. Police say he also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Robbinsdale Fire Department, along with West Metro Fire, used the “Jaws of Life” to get the two people out of the minivan. The 34-year-old woman driving the minivan was given medical treatment and brought to North Memorial Hospital where she died of her injuries.
The passenger in the minivan was also brought to the hospital and was in “very critical condition” after the crash, according to police.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.