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Teen dies following high speed chase through Beltrami County

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A teenage motorist has died of injuries following a high speed chase early Saturday morning in Beltrami County.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Department a deputy stopped the car around 4:45 a.m. for a suspected DWI.


While authorities were interrogating the driver, the 16-year-old passenger took the wheel and sped northbound on Bemidji Avenue.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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