24-year-old from North St. Paul killed in crash
John W. Schmidt, 24, of North St. Paul was killed late Tuesday night after his car went into a ditch and ended up crashing into a tree.
Around 11:56 p.m., Schmidt was traveling in a 2001 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 96 approaching Kimbro Avenue N. in Grant, Minn. His car went around a curve and into the oncoming traffic lanes then over corrected.
He then crossed the westbound traffic lanes and went into the ditch -- finally sliding sideways then rolling and striking a tree, causing him to sustain life-threatening injuries.
Investigators have yet to determine whether or not alcohol was a factor in this case.