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Driver of stolen truck evading police collides with fence near Saskatoon school

A stolen truck attempting to evade police crashed into a fence by a Saskatoon school on Sunday afternoon. Brice Perkins / Global News

UPDATE: Man sentenced in fatal Saskatoon stolen truck crash

The driver of a stolen truck attempting to evade Saskatoon police left a large hole in a fence by Bethlehem Catholic High School.

At around 4:20 a.m. CT on Sunday, officers noticed the stolen vehicle on the west side of the city. When police tried to stop it, the driver fled and a pursuit ensued.

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Police said, in an attempt to evade them, the vehicle collided with the chain-link fence north of the school.

A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man is in police custody. He is facing numerous charges related to evading police, dangerous driving and firearms.

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The forensic identification section and collision analyst unit are assisting with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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