Driver dies after pursuit

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ELBOW LAKE — A driver has died after crashing into a squad car while fleeing police in Otter Tail County. 

According to the State Patrol, a trooper initiated a traffic stop at about 5 p.m. Monday on Highway 54 near Elbow Lake, but the driver fled.

The motorist drove about 11 miles, then crashed head-on into a parked, unoccupied police squad car near Highway 59 and Interstate 94. The State Patrol says the driver was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

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No officers were injured.

The driver’s name was not immediately released.