1 dead after stolen North Dakota squad car crashes into semi

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say a man who stole a squad car to flee from arrest was killed when he crashed head-on into a semitrailer on Interstate 29 in North Dakota.

Authorities say officers making a welfare check on the man at a Grand Forks business on Monday afternoon learned he had an outstanding warrant and tried to arrest him. The man fought with officers and tried to disarm one of them, breaking the officer’s gun holster.

The man then stole the patrol vehicle, fled the scene, and eventually veered across the I-29 median into oncoming traffic and crashed with the semi. The squad car was destroyed. The semi driver wasn’t hurt.

The name of the man who died wasn’t immediately released.

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