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Driver of stolen vehicle strikes and kills motorist after police chase

An innocent motorist was killed by a driver being chased by police Saturday evening, KARE-TV has reported.

Before 7 p.m., a 33-year-old man assaulted a woman and stole her car from the 600 block of Highway 36, Roseville police said.

Roseville police chased the man but stopped after the suspect exhibited dangerous driving. Shortly after, the suspect was involved in a crash near I-35E and Larpenteur Avenue that killed a woman and sent a man to the hospital. The man is currently in serious condition.

An 8-year-old boy was discovered in the stolen vehicle and taken to Regions hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released information regarding the relationship between the suspect and the child.

The suspect was booked into the Ramsey County Jail for probable cause of Criminal Vehicular Homicide. The suspect was intoxicated, investigators said.

A statement released by the police department said that no officers were pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash, the Star Tribune has reported.