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Minnesota man dies after crashing in high speed pursuit in western ND

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A Ramsey, Minn., man died Wednesday evening after a high speed chase started on Interstate 94 and ended in a rollover on a gravel road, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol press release.

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Paul J. Mertens, 36, was pulled over by the NDHP after another party reported him as a possible drunk driver. A traffic stop was initiated near mile marker 129, but Mertens drove off and a high-speed chases, reaching 90 mph, ensued, according to the release.

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