New Brighton man dies in rollover crash

A crash on Jan. 6 killed a New Brighton man and injured a passenger, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Matthew Allan Albertson, 34, died in the rollover crash on Sixth Street Northwest in New Brighton.

Shortly before noon, Albertson, who was driving a Ford Focus, went through the freeway fence as the road curves northward to First Avenue Northwest, according to the patrol report. The car went off the road and rolled down an embankment before coming to rest on the off-ramp of Interstate 35W.

The report said that Albertson was driving at a high rate of speed and that alcohol was involved in the crash. The passenger in the car was treated at the scene.


—Matt Hudson

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