Update: Crosslake man dies after truck goes through ice on Cross Lake

Police say truck was reportedly stolen. Driver was traveling at high speed.

The truck 24-year-old Crosslake man died in being retrieved after going down the hill and through the ice in Cross Lake near the intersection of Daggett Pine Road and County Road 66.

A 24-year-old Crosslake man died Friday, Dec. 4, after the truck he was driving, which was reportedly stolen, went through the ice on Cross Lake near the intersection of Daggett Pine Road and County Road 66, according to a news release from Crosslake Police Chief Erik Lee.

The man's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Crosslake police received a call of a truck in the water at noon Friday. The caller 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. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle was reported stolen at 11:57 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, the news release said. Initial investigation indicated the driver 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.


The man'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.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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