A 40-year-old Minneapolis man has been identified as one of two people killed in a violent two-vehicle crash in a north Minneapolis alley Friday evening.
Terrence Lee Odom was in the driver’s seat of a parked car that was struck by an out-of-control vehicle that raced down an alley north of Lowry and west of Penn avenues N. just before 8 p.m. Friday, police say. Odom was killed, as was a passenger in the speeding car.
The Hennepin County medical examiner released Odom’s name Sunday, but the second person killed has not been identified. Police also have not identified the female driver of the speeding car or a passenger in Odom’s car, both of whom suffered noncritical injuries.
Just before the crash, an unmarked police car was pursuing two cars that had sped past, police said. When police pulled over one of the cars, the driver told them that he had been trying to catch up to the first vehicle after it had struck his car.
Officers then headed after the suspect vehicle, but before they could get within sight of it, they saw a plume of smoke at the crash scene in the alley.
The first vehicle had barreled down the alley, hit two telephone poles, flipped over and crashed into the parked car as a passenger was getting out of it, police say. Odom, who lived on nearby Russell Avenue N., had stopped to let his passenger out.