A crash that happened slightly before 7a.m. this morning on Route 65 going toward New Brighton has claimed the life of a teenager and injured another.
According to another news source, 19-year-old old Isaiah Hunter of New Brighton appeared to drift into the opposing lane of traffic, causing a head on collision with an SUV.
Hunter’s car set on fire while other drivers attempted to free him, but he did not survive.
The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital after complaining of lower back pain and has since been released, someone who attempted to free the teen was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
Hunter was driving to work and it has been determined that weather was not a factor in the crash.