Man flees police, dies in 6-vehicle crash in Chaska

Updated: July 31, 2019 05:33 AM

Six vehicles were involved in a fatal crash in Chaska Tuesday evening.

According to Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud, at about 5:32 p.m., the sheriff's office received a driving complaint on Highway 212 at Carver County Road 51. The complaint stated an eastbound motorist was weaving, crossing the center and fog lines, and fluctuating speeds. 


A release states a sheriff's deputy located the vehicle at about Highway 212 and County Road 53 in Cologne at about 5:35 p.m. The deputy followed the vehicle and attempted to stop the driver. The driver accelerated, attempting to flee from the deputy. The suspect continued eastbound on Highway 212 at a reported high rate of speed. The driver exited the highway at Highway 41 and a collision with other vehicles ensued. 

Sheriff Kamerud said there were six vehicles involved in the crash, including the fleeing driver. The driver fleeing police was severely injured in the crash and died as a result of his injuries at the scene. Several others were transported by Ridgeview Ambulance to area hospitals to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating this crash. More details will be provided when available. 

A medical examiner from Midwest Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene.

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