A man was found dead in a ditch early Tuesday morning from a solo vehicle crash.
Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka says deputies were dispatched just before 3 a.m. to a crash at the intersection of County Road 186 and Sherwood Road in Grove Township. Officers would arrive to a male lying outside his car in a ditch unconscious. He would be declared deceased on the scene and later identified as 34-year-old Pedro Gomez Dela Cruz of Melrose. The cause of the crash was determined that Cruz failed to yield to a curve in the road just East of where the car was found.
The incident remains under investigation. Alcohol is believed to be involved.