Suspect in pursuit injured after crash near Cass Lake

The suspect in a pursuit yesterday may have been seriously injured after a crash on Highway 371 near Cass Lake.

The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department says an officer attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled south on 371.

Stop sticks were deployed near the Steamboat Loop intersection.

The fleeing vehicle came to a rest in a ditch near that intersection.

The driver was transported to a medical facility via North Memorial Air Care for possible life-threatening injuries.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol also assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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