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An unidentified driver was killed on July, 5, 2020 at 10:48 pm in a fatal BMW car accident. The accident happened at 229th Ave. NE at Gopher Dr. NE in the City of East Bethel.

It was a single vehicle crash and happened when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road which lead car to fly off the road and hit a tree. On impact the driver was thrown out of the car and when Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and East Bethel Fire Department arrived the car was burning and the driver was dead.

Anoka County Sheriff officer released a PR about the incident. The identity of the victim is unknown and detectives are trying to find out the details.

Here is what the PR read,

“On July 5, 2020 at 10:48 p.m., Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and East Bethel Fire Department were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at 229th Ave. NE at Gopher Dr. NE in the City of East Bethel. Upon arrival deputies found the vehicle on fire fully engulfed with extensive damage. East Bethel Fire Department extinguished the fire.”

“Preliminary investigation suggests the vehicle was traveling westbound 229th Ave. and left the roadway at the curve at Gopher Dr. NE. It is believed the vehicle went airborne and struck a tree and ejected the driver. A male was found deceased at the scene. It is believed the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. The vehicle is described as a BMW sedan. Detectives are working to identify the victim and vehicle information.”

“This case remains under investigation by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. No further information will be released at this time.”

“Lieutenant Andy Knotz (763) 324-5004”