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Motorist Killed After Being Hit By Stolen Police Car

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 11:29 am

One person is dead after a man stole a police car and hit another motorist.

According to the police, 23-year-old Ricardo Mello had an altercation with a Crookston police officer and stole the officer’s squad car Saturday afternoon in Polk County. He then fled the scene. Mello lost control of the squad at the intersection of Main and Old Highway 75 South and hit a pick-up truck.

The driver of the truck was killed and a female passenger was taken to Riverview Hospital.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Crookston Police are investigating the incident. The victims identities have not been released.

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