Crosslake man who died after truck went through ice identified
Police say truck was reportedly stolen. Driver was traveling at high speed.
The 24-year-old Crosslake man who died Friday, Dec. 4, after the truck he was driving launched over a berm, traveled 200 feet down an embankment and broke through the ice on Cross Lake has been identified as Zackary Dolney, formerly of Bristol, South Dakota, Crosslake Police Chief Erik Lee said Saturday, Dec. 5.
The truck Dolney was driving was reportedly stolen minutes before the accident occurred at noon Dec. 4 near the intersection of Daggett Pine Road and County Road 66, according to a news release from Lee.
The person who called police to alert them of the accident believed the truck was occupied. When police arrived at 12:03 p.m., they found the vehicle to be completely submerged, the news release said.
Crosslake Fire Department personnel extricated the man from the vehicle at 12:23 p.m. Fire and North Ambulance personnel performed lifesaving efforts but were unsuccessful. Dolney was pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle was reported stolen at 11:57 a.m. Dec. 4, the news release said. Initial investigation indicated Dolney was traveling at a high speed and went through the T intersection, launching over a berm and landing in the lake after breaking through the ice.
Dolney's body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
The Breezy Point Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.