Man fleeing police leads to crash

CRYSTAL, Minn. - Two people suspected in a counterfeit money case are hospitalized after fleeing Crystal police Friday afternoon.

Police Chief Stephanie Revering says officers went to a Famous Footwear store after employees there reported two people trying to pass fake bills. Chief Revering said the man and woman left the store in a Ford Expedition, and officers pulled the vehicle over attempting to arrest the pair.

But as police put the female suspect in the back of a squad car, the male passenger took off in the Expedition, heading eastbound on Bass Lake Road. The driver then lost control at the intersection of 56th Street and Orchard Avenue, jumped the curb, flipped the vehicle three times, and crashed into a homeowner's fence, Chief Revering said.

The female suspect, meanwhile, escaped and ran, said Chief Revering.

Both suspects are now hospitalized with minor injuries, and are expected to be charged upon release.

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