State Patrol: Driver, 22, Dead After Going Airborne Off Hwy 169 between Bloomington and Eden Prairie

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  • Published: 04/19/2019 12:00 AM

A 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after the vehicle he was operating went off of Highway 169 at a high rate of speed and crashed overnight. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Friday on southbound Highway 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway on the border of Bloomington and Eden Prairie. There, a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading southbound on the highway when the vehicle sped off the roadway, went airborne, hit a tree and came to rest in a holding pond. The driver, Devin Eric Gaines, of St. Paul, was killed in the crash. The state patrol says road conditions were dry and that the driver was not wearing a seat belt.


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