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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the accident, but the Virginia Police Department is examining the chase itself.

Virginia police investigating chase in fatal crash

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A Virginia man who died when he crashed his pickup truck while fleeing police Saturday wasn't wearing a seat belt, the Minnesota State Patrol said.


Police also said they have not yet confirmed whether Jacob T. "Jake'' Stellmach, 19, and a 2008 graduate of Virginia High School, was drinking before the accident.

"We are waiting for blood tests," Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Flatley said Monday. Flatley said he did not know how long those tests might take.

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