Man Dies in Red Wing after Police Chase

Updated: 05/25/2014 10:51 PM
Created: 05/25/2014 3:34 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A Farmington man died after his car hit a tree in Red Wing during a police chase Sunday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The state patrol says 24-year-old Cody Swanson had been followed by officers from Farmington to Red Wing. Authorities used stop sticks to slow Swanson down, but his car kept going, went off the road, and ended up hitting a tree.

Court records show Swanson was arrested for drugs and theft in Dakota County earlier this year.

It is unclear why the chase started.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office and the Red Wing Police Department are assisting.

Man led police to a 37-mile 100 MPH chase that ended in his death.