Driver Was Not Wearing Seat Belt, State Patrol Says

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after the vehicle he was operating went off of Highway 169 at a high rate of speed and crashed overnight.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Friday on southbound Highway 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway on the border of Bloomington and Eden Prairie.

(credit: MnDOT)

There, a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading southbound on the highway when the vehicle sped off the roadway, went airborne, hit a tree and came to rest in a holding pond.

The driver, Devin Eric Gaines, of St. Paul, was killed in the crash.

The state patrol says road conditions were dry and that the driver was not wearing a seat belt.