Lauderdale, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was involved in a crash that killed a St. Paul man early Saturday morning. 

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First responders were called to the crash scene shortly after 1:40 a.m. Saturday. The deadly crash happened along Hwy. 280 near the interchange with Larpenteur Ave. in Ramsey County. 

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The state crash report indicates a 2004 Jaguar XJ8 was traveling north on the freeway at a high rate of speed when it struck the concrete barrier. The vehicle then careened into the right-hand ditch before returning to the roadway. 

The driver, identified as 56-year-old Edward Jack Larson, was not buckled and ejected from the vehicle during the crash, the report says. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

 

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