A 19-year-old man died early Sunday when the vehicle he was driving left the road and crashed into the Mississippi River in Big Lake Township.
The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, according to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott.
Dashon James Rodriguez was driving at a high rate of speed in the 15500 block of Sherburne County Road 30 when he missed a 90-degree curve, according to Brott.
The vehicle went down an embankment and into the river.
A passenger in Rodriguez' vehicle, 22-year-old Devin Michael Moksnes, swam to shore and went to a nearby house for help, Brott said.
Deputies located the vehicle in about 11 feet of water. Rodriguez was still inside and deceased.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, Brott said.