Two people are dead after a police chase in Owatonna. It happened yesterday just before noon. The State Patrol says the Owatonna Police Department was in pursuit of a BMW that was southbound on I-35. The BMW exited I-35 and struck a pole at the top of the ramp.

42-year old Louis Bennett of Owatonna and 24-year-old Suda Maani of Rochester were pronounced dead at the scene. The Patrol says both were wearing seatbelts and no alcohol was involved. Owatonna Police, Fire, the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, and Mayo Ambulance Assisted on scene.