The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on the Crosstown that occurred early Friday following a high-speed police pursuit involving a stolen car from Eagan into south Minneapolis.
Police were responding to a robbery call at a Holiday gas station on Holiday Lane just before 1:30 a.m. when they spotted a man driving a white Crown Victoria with no license plates. As officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took off at a high rate of speed, the Eagan Police Department said.
Officers followed the driver up Hwy. 55 and across the Mendota Bridge at speeds that reached 110 miles per hour, according to an audio recording posted on the Police Clips website.
Minutes later, the driver crashed and hit a light pole and tree while heading west on the Crosstown just before reaching the northbound exit to Cedar Avenue, the State Patrol said.
The 29-year-old man from Indianapolis was the lone occupant of the vehicle. He was treated by medics from the Minneapolis Fire Department and Hennepin County but was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police said the vehicle had been stolen in Indiana, but neither the car nor the driver was involved in the gas station robbery, police said.
The Eagan Police Department is still attempting to identify the suspect of the robbery.