Man dies after pickup slides into lake in Vadnais Heights

12:32 PM, Dec 5, 2011   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. - The driver of a pickup truck that plunged into a lake in Vadnais Heights over the weekend has died.

The driver, 46-year-old Michael Lange, was trapped under water for an estimated 15 minutes when his truck left Vadnais Boulevard near Rice Street around 8 p.m. Sunday and landed upside down in the water.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Kramer, stationed just blocks from the crash scene, responded and quickly put on a wet suit. With help from other first responders Kramer was able to pull  Lange from the cab but found he did not have a pulse, according to Ramsey County Sheriff's Department spokesman Randy Gustafson.  

Gustafson says the victim's pulse was restored on the way to Regions Medical Center, but he passed away just after 9:10 p.m. 

The Minnesota State Patrol reconstructing the scene in an attempt to determine what caused Lange to lose control.

(Copyright 2011 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )

Most Watched Videos