Crash into river kills St. John's grad, 23, who did humanitarian work

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A car crash into the Sauk River near St. Cloud early Sunday killed a 23-year-old St. John's University graduate who did humanitarian work in Central America, the Star Tribune reports.

Jeffrey D. Sass of Clear Lake died after his car hit a guardrail and plunged into the Sauk River, trapping him in his vehicle, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.

Sass was pronounced dead at the scene after efforts to revive him failed.

The Sheriff's Office had no information as to why the car left the bridge.

A graduate of Becker High School in 2008 and St. John's in 2012, Sass was preparing for a medical career, his family said.

Part of his preparation for medical school included a year of volunteering in Costa Rica, where he helped terminally ill children.

The St. Cloud Times says a funeral for Sass will be held Wednesday in Becker.

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