MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Sawyer County say a 37-year-old man is dead after a semi-tractor trailer crash Wednesday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded around 10:22 a.m. to State Highway 70, east of Loretta in the town of Draper.

Officials say witness statements indicate that a semi-tractor trailer driven by Clifford Hinkens of Coon Rapids was traveling east on Hwy 70 when it left the roadway. The semi-tractor trailer struck a driveway, causing the vehicle to overturn and rest on its roof.

Hinkens was the lone occupant of the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries from the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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