Authorities have identified the man whose pickup truck crashed in swampy terrain in Anoka County and died.
Vincent P. Switala, 23, of St. Paul, and his two passengers were traveling east on 229th Avenue NE. and approaching University Avenue in Oak Grove early Friday afternoon, when they left the road, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The passengers, men in their early 20s, freed themselves, but Switala had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders and died, the Sheriff's Office said.
One passenger was treated at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids for noncritical injuries. The other suffered minor injuries and was given aid at the scene.
Switala was "probably just driving too fast for conditions," said Sheriff's Lt. Daniel Douglas.
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