Rockville Man Killed in Rollover into Sauk River Identified

Rockville is in Stearns County Photo: KSTP
Rockville is in Stearns County

May 16, 2018 03:54 PM

The Stearns County Sheriff has identified the man who was driving a car that rolled into the Sauk River Tuesday as 40-year-old Catalino De Leon Alvardo of Rockville.

The sheriff's office responded to the report of a car in the river at 5:27 a.m. at the intersection of Sauk River Road and County Road 139.

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First responders extricated Alvardo, who is also known in town as Jose Vasquez, from his 2000 Honda CR-V, which was found with the roof in the water. Alvardo was pronounced dead at the scene. 

RELATED: Rockville Man Killed When Car Rolls into Sauk River

Investigators said they think Alvardo may have applied his brake late as he came toward the T-shaped intersection, hit a yellow warning sign, then continued into a ditch, hit a tree, then flipped the vehicle on its roof into the river.

The investigation continues.

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