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Speeding driver killed in crash in St. Paul while evading traffic stop, state patrol says

Speeding driver killed in crash while evading traffic stop
Speeding driver killed in crash while evading traffic stop 00:30

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Authorities say a speeding driver trying to evade a traffic stop crashed into a concrete wall and died early Sunday in St. Paul.

The crash happened on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 94 to Marion Street just before 2 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.


The patrol said the driver was speeding on I-94 near Hamline Street and a trooper tried to pull her over. She continued driving and exited at Marion Street, where the trooper stopped pursuing, the patrol said.

"The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed, straight through the intersection, and crashed into a concrete wall," the patrol said.

The driver died at the scene. One passenger, a 41-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and another, a 26-year-old woman, was injured less seriously. Both passengers were hospitalized.

The state patrol identified the driver as 26-year-old Ahayna Sanders.

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