SUV fleeing from police leads to crash in Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - At least two people were hurt after a vehicle fled from police, which led to a crash in Fargo.
Fargo PD says, shortly after 2:15 Saturday morning, an officer attempted to pull over a silver Jeep in the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue North.
While the traffic stop was being attempted the driver of the Jeep sped off at a high rate of speed and began driving erratically.
Police say a few minutes later, officers were called to the 500 block of South University Drive for a report of a crash involving a Jeep.
The Jeep had struck the driver-side door of a 2016 Mazda 6 driven by 22-year-old Braxton Schmidt of Bismark.
Both vehicles endured heavy damage.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before police arrived.
23-year-old Uyin Alau of Fargo and 23-year-old Tashay Northern of West Fargo were seriously injured and were transported by ambulance to Essentia.
Schmidt also suffered serious injuries and is being treated at Sanford Hospital.
Following the crash, the Mazda came to a rest in the middle of University Drive and the Jeep landed in the yard of a home in the same area.
Both vehicles struck power lines in the area, knocking them down.
All power has since been restored.
All roads re-opened and no other information about the suspects or the crash is available at this time.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol completed an investigation into the crash and will be forwarding charges for consideration to the State’s Attorney’s office.
Those charges include fleeing in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a felon, and aggravated reckless driving, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and criminal vehicular injury.
Fargo PD has yet to release the names of the individuals involved.
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