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Teens led authorities on high speed chase

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) - According to the Linn County Sheriff's Department, two teens from Minnesota are facing charges after leading authorities on a high speed chase Saturday night.

A Linn County Sheriff's Deputy tried to stop a vehicle traveling 90 miles per hour west on Highway 30 near Cedar River Rd., just before 7 p.m. Saturday. The deputy was able to catch up with the car, but it then lost control near the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 1 in Mount Vernon. The Mazda with Minnesota license plates struck a tow truck; the driver of the tow truck was not hurt.

The driver and passenger of the Mazda tried running from authorities on foot, but were soon caught. The 17-year-old driver was taken to St. Lukes Hospital with minor injuries. The passenger, 18-year-old Taylor Casper, was not hurt and taken to the Linn County Jail on drug-related charges. According to the Linn County Sheriff's Department, the 17-year-old will be taken to the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center when released from the hospital on charges resulting from the chase, and drug-related charges.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Mount Vernon Police Department are still investigating the incident.

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