Cadillac goes over a bridge and plummets on to I-94

The car started on fire once it hit the highway.

A Cadillac went over the guardrail of a bridge Wednesday night and plummeted to the I-94 highway below, killing the driver and and seriously injuring a passenger.

The State Patrol says it happened just before 10 p.m. at the bridge that crosses I-94 in Minneapolis at 41st Avenue North.

The car was taking the curve on Washington Avenue to head west on 41st Avenue (which you can see here).

Somehow the driver lost control, and the car went over the bridge's guard rail. The vehicle came crashing down into the northbound lanes of I-94 and started on fire.

One Facebook user was driving by and shared video of the aftermath. Twitter user @wwozzydo said I-94 was closed for a couple of hours afterward.

The driver of the Cadillac, 31-year-old Floyd Douglas Cunningham, died. 37-year-old passenger Lancha Robertson is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Both were wearing a seatbelt, and the State Patrol doesn't think alcohol was a factor. The roads were also dry at the time.

So far this year there have been at least 192 deaths on Minnesota roads – slightly behind last year's pace, when there were 202 at this time.

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