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Driver dead after striking trees in Culver Township

CULVER TOWNSHIP, MN -- One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Culver Township.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened around 10:13 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Bong Road on Highway 31, just west of Burnett, Minnesota.

Authorities learned a truck went into the ditch.

The only person in the vehicle was located on the floor with a severe head injury.

The report states the 49-year-old man, who hasn't been identified yet, went off the road and struck several trees.

Crews attempted to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour later.

Officials believe the man was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol was a factor.

Family members are still being notified at this time.

Minnesota State Patrol is investigating.

Kaitlyn Moffett

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