Man dead, 3 critically injured after SUV rolls off I-35 in Minneapolis

UPDATE 12/13/22: The article was updated with the identity of the deceased driver of the SUV.

One man is dead and three other men are in the hospital with critical injuries after a single vehicle crash just before 2:30 a.m. Monday on northbound I-35W in Minneapolis, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The 41-year-old man who died in the crash, Roger Jermone Wells, of St. Paul, was the driver of the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt, State Patrol said.

Early State Patrol information indicates the driver of an SUV was traveling “at a high rate of speed” on the roadway when he lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV then rolled from I-35 West onto Johnson Street.

The report lists the three injured men as 37-year-old Lance King of Minneapolis, 31-year-old Anthony McBride of Little Canada and 28-year-old Tevin Eaton of Little Canada.

All three were passengers in the SUV, and none were wearing a seatbelt, according to the State Patrol. They are being treated for life-threatening injuries at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was involved in the crash.

The State Patrol is expected to release more information Tuesday night. Check back for updates.