Driver dead in high-speed chase in S Minn.by Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — State officials say they're investigating the death of two people in south-central Minnesota Friday, following a 130-mile an hour chase through three counties.
Police say they were called to a home in Austin early Friday morning when someone was heard shouting for help. Officers found find a body outside the house.
An officer at the scene saw a man leaving the area, and later spotted a car fleeing the scene.
Austin police and deputies from the Mower, Freeborn and Waseca county sheriff's departments, as well as the State Patrol, chased the car for 50 miles at speeds of more than 130 miles an hour according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Police eventually broke off the chase, but put stop sticks on a road north of Waseca.
Police said the driver of the car lost control, which rolled over and ejected the driver who died.
Authorities aren't identifying either of the people involved in the case. It's under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the State Patrol and local authorities.