Watertown, MN (KROC-AM News) - Officials say excessive speed may have been a factor in an early morning crash that took the life of a young man.

The Carver County Sheriff's Office says the deadly incident was reported around 5 AM along a rural road west of Watertown. A news release says Carver County deputies responded to the scene and found a 2013 BMW M5 had crashed in the north ditch of the rural roadway.

The driver, identified as 20-year-old Teigan John Martin of Mayer, Minnesota, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A preliminary investigation found Martin was traveling east at a high rate of speed when his vehicle went over the westbound lane and into the ditch before rolling. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The news release says it is unknown if alcohol was involved.


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