The Eagan Police Department reported a fatal single-vehicle crash allegedly involving alcohol during the early morning hours Tuesday in a residential neighborhood in Eagan.

Eagan officers were called to a report of a crash at 2:24 a.m. Dec. 22 at the 4400 block of Slater Road.

A caller reported that a car had crashed in the caller’s backyard.

When officers arrived they found one occupant inside the vehicle and another occupant a short distance away.

The passenger identified as Michael William Renlund, 43, of Burnsville, was found deceased.

The driver, Michael John Coombes, 28, sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital with a police escort.

According to a news release from the Eagan Police Department, alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor.

The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the investigation and will be conducting a crash reconstruction.

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