MAPLE GROVE, Minn. - A 17-year-old Brooklyn Park teen was killed in a crash in Maple Grove on Friday night.
According to the State Patrol, Matthew Jasicki was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control on Eastbound Highway 610 at Maple Grove Parkway around 10 p.m.
The State Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.
On Saturday night, his family issued the following statement:
"Our family is in shock over this tragic loss. Matthew was a strong, smart, outgoing young man. He excelled in sports and loved camping, four wheeling, and just being outdoors with his family. He had a very bright future ahead of him. His spark and passion was put out far too soon . We do not know all of the circumstances around this horrible accident. Matthew did struggle with the burden of depression. We want to encourage anyone facing this disease, or if you know someone who is, to please seek help. Do not suffer in silence. We have a lot facing us in the days, months, and even years to come. We ask that you please respect our privacy, allow our family, and friends to heal and process this sudden, and tragic loss, of a wonderful young man taken from us too soon."