1 dead, 1 injured in crash on I-694 in Oakdale

The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) is investigating a fatal alcohol-involved crash that left a man dead and a woman hospitalized on Sunday morning.

MSP says a Maplewood man died from injuries sustained in the crash

A 22-year-old woman in the vehicle with the Maplewood man was taken to the hospital for injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

MSP reports the driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash, a 52-year-old man from St. Paul was not injured.

The crash report states that the Maplewood man was driving a Nissan Cube southbound on I-694 just south of 10th Street in Oakdale when it stopped in the center lane. The Nissan was then struck from behind by a Cadillac Escalade around 5:55 a.m. 

The impact sent the Nissan into the right-side ditch before it struck a light pole, according to the MSP crash report.

The crash also closed the southbound lanes until about 8:45 a.m.