Man dies in northern Minnesota crash after hitting 'several' trees

The crash happened in Culver Township.
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A 49-year-old Ham Lake man died in a crash Thursday night driving off the road and hitting several trees. 

St. Louis County deputies responded to a report of the crash at 10:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Highway 31 and Bong Road in Culver Township, the sheriff's office says. 

Deputies believe the motorist was driving north on Highway 31 when he drove off the road and hit "several trees."

The driver was found inside the vehicle with a severe head injury. He was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m.

The sheriff's office doesn't believe the man was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor. 

The man's identity hasn't been released.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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