St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News)- The driver of a vehicle apparently fleeing a state trooper died after crashing into a wall in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. 

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The State Patrol says the incident began shortly before 2 a.m. It happened at the I-94 and Marion St. interchange in St. Paul and involved a vehicle occupied by three people. 

The state crash report says a trooper observed an eastbound car traveling at a high rate of speed at I-94 and Hamline Ave., which is west of the Minnesota State Capitol. The trooper then activated their squad’s emergency lights and sirens to try and stop the motorist near I-94 and Dale St. 

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The report says the vehicle continued east and exited the interstate at Marion St. where the trooper decided to discontinue the pursuit. Once off the freeway, the car continued at a high rate of speed through an intersection then crashed into a concrete wall, killing the driver. 

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The woman driving the car has been identified as 26-year-old Ahayna Elizabeth Sanders. One of the passengers, 41-year-old Samuel Ty-Juan Jackson of Minneapolis, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a St. Paul hospital for further care. 

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The other passenger, identified as 26-year-old Shablya Lupe Ferba, was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. 

It’s not known if alcohol was involved in the deadly incident or if anyone was buckled up at the time of the crash.

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