Image courtesy Montevideo Police Department

A 50-mile police chase in western Minnesota ended with a driver crashing into a corn field, setting some of the crops on fire.

The Montevideo Police Department says that on Tuesday morning, shortly before 10 a.m., officers attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle containing an individual wanted on an active felony warrant. The pursuit ultimately covered 50 miles through Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle counties, lasting about 70 minutes at speeds ranging from 100-75 mph. It ended when the driver entered a field by Lac Qui Parle Lake, with the vehicle then starting a fire of some corn stalks.

The driver and passenger, identified as 34-year-old Molly Monzon and 36-year-old Sean Labatte, both of Granite Falls, have been charged with aiding an offender to avoid arrest-harbor/conceal. They are being held in the Chippewa and Yellow Medicine County Jails.

(Adam Uren, Bring Me The News)