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Man found dead after vehicle crashes into Eagan backyard

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash.

A 43-year-old man was found dead in a vehicle that crashed in a backyard in Eagan early Tuesday.

According to the Eagan Police Department, officers were dispatched at 2:24 a.m. to the 4400 block of Slater Road, with the 911 caller saying a car crashed in her backyard and it was smoking. 

When police arrived, they found Michael William Renlund, 43, dead in the front passenger's seat. The driver, a 28-year-old man, was found a "short distance away" with injuries from the crash. 

Police suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. A warrant was obtained for a blood draw. Meanwhile, the driver is at the hospital being treated for his injuries. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which is still under investigation. 

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