1 killed in Saturday afternoon crash, Minneapolis police say

A 20-year-old man was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon near the intersection of 51st Ave. N. and W. Lyndale Ave. N., according to a news release from Minneapolis Police Department.

Officers responded to the crash around 3 p.m. and found a man outside the car, as well as a man inside the car.

EMS personnel determined that the man inside the car, Romeo Antonio Thompson, was deceased, and he was removed from the car.

The man outside of the car was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

It was later determined that Thompson was the passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s report.

Authorities believe that the car was speeding near the intersection before driving off the road and crashing into a tree. Speed and impairment may have factored into the crash, police said.

Traffic investigators and forensic scientists processed the scene and collected evidence.