MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A driver died Sunday night in the north metro after he was ejected from his car in a fiery crash.
The Anoka County Sheriffâs Office says the crash happened around 10:48 p.m. in East Bethel, at the intersection of 229th Avenue and Gopher Drive.READ MORE: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver Co. School Board Meeting; More Local Officials Resigning
At the scene, officials found a BMW sedan engulfed in flames and a manâs body nearby. Investigators believe the man was the carâs driver and only occupant.READ MORE: Homeowners Creeped Out By Boxelder Bug Influx: 'They’re Kind Of Startling'
According to the sheriffâs office, the BMW was traveling west on 229th Avenue when it failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
The BMW then went off-road, launched off an embankment and slammed into a tree. The driver was thrown from the vehicle, which then burst into flames.MORE NEWS: Deputy Shoots, Injures Man In Duluth; Investigation Underway
Investigators are still working to identify the victim. The crash remains under investigation.