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Tanker truck driver dies in rollover crash in northern Minnesota

The single-vehicle wreck happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

A rollover crash involving a tanker truck proved fatal for the driver Tuesday morning in northern Minnesota. 

Eveleth Police Department was alerted to the crash around 6:55 a.m. at the intersection of Fayal Road and Kimberly Ave. in Eveleth. The driver was found unresponsive and pinned inside the cab of the truck. 

The 50-year-old Eveleth man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released. 

The cause of the crash is being investigated. 

According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, there have been 76 fatal crashes on Minnesota roads this year, including 28 since Gov. Tim Walz issued a "Stay at Home" order that went into effect March 16. 

"Of the 28 preliminary fatalities on Minnesota roads since March 16, half (14) are either speed-related or caused by careless/negligent driving," the traffic department said. "Let’s make sure hospital beds are available for those dealing with COVID-19. Preventing critical injuries from a crash can help make that happen."

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