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Police: Driver fled northeast Minneapolis accident, left passenger to die

After crashing into a stop light, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot. (Note: The car in this image is not the car involved in the accident.)

After crashing into a stop light, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot. (Note: The car in this image is not the car involved in the accident.) GoogleEarth

Minneapolis police are asking for the pubilc's help in figuring out what led to a female passenger's death in a one-car accident early Sunday morning.

If they don't get much, the cops do have a pretty good lead for who might be responsible. They found a man's ID in the car, the Star Tribune reports, and later learned that the man who lives at that address -- on Randolph Street N.E.'s 2900 block -- had left his home "intoxicated and with his girlfriend."

That man remains at large. Neither his name nor the name of the deceased passenger has been made public.

Police were called to the intersection of Stinson Boulevard and Ridgeway Parkway, next to the Hillside Cemetery grounds, close to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday. (The make and model of car has also not been released.) When cops arrived, they found a vehicle had crashed into a stop light, and a woman in the passenger's seat was unresponsive, and trapped inside the car.

Police pulled her from the vehicle and performed CPR until paramedics arrived. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness to the accident told police a man had been driving the car, and fled on foot after the crash. Police used K-9s to comb the area, but did not find the driver.

The Star Tribune says a nearby surveillance camera is believed to have recorded the suspect as he fled.

Anyone with information about the accident, or the driver's whereabouts, can submit tips anonymously, either by text to the number 847411 (TIP411), or by calling 612-692-TIPS.