Good Samaritan rescues man who crashed into Crow River in Rogers
A driver who crashed into an icy river is recovering after a good Samaritan helped him to safety Monday afternoon in Rogers.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 25-year-old man lost control while driving a Chevrolet box truck north on Highway 101 near County Road 36. He hit a guardrail and sign on the right side of the road before veering left and plunging down an embankment and into the Crow River.
A good Samaritan stopped and helped the driver get out of the vehicle.
Aerial footage from Chopper 5 shows crews working to extract the wrecked truck from the river in single-digit temperatures.
The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the State Patrol said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Editor’s note: The State Patrol initially said the driver was 46 but later determined he is 25. The story has been updated to reflect that change.