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Driver dies after vehicle launches off bridge embankment in Lino Lakes

The crash closed the northbound lanes of I-35W for hours on Monday.

A single-vehicle wreck was fatal for the driver and caused a massive disruption to northbound traffic on Interstate 35W in the north metro on Monday afternoon. 

The crash happened around 2:55 p.m. when a 34-year-old man from Shafer, Minnesota, lost control of the Nissan Frontier he was driving. 

The State Patrol says he was in the left lane of northbound I-35W near County Road 23 in Lino Lakes when he veered to the right and hit a bridge embankment, causing the vehicle to go airborne before rolling, landing on its roof, rolling again in the ditch and coming to a rest on its wheels. 

The 34-year-old, identified as Lawrence Paul Fuller, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The interstate was reopened hours after the crash. 

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