A man who was shot crashed his car while driving on a major west metro freeway Tuesday night, and authorities sealed off the stretch of road for a few hours during their investigation.
The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. on northbound Hwy. 100 near Duluth Street, Golden Valley police said Wednesday.
The driver was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and was expected to survive, police said.
Police added that the driver also is under arrest on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The circumstances leading up to the crash in Golden Valley started in Minneapolis, police for both cities said Wednesday. Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Catherine Michal said the department is investigating a shooting that occurred at 8:10 p.m. in the 1600 block of Washburn Av. S.
“At this time investigators from Golden Valley and Minneapolis are determining if the shooting is related to the male found shot on Hwy. 100,” Michal said.
Authorities are releasing no other information at this time, including the driver’s identity. The Minnesota State Patrol will investigate the crash.
That side of the highway was closed until about 11 p.m., according to the State Patrol.