Wascott man dies in Douglas County crashMichael T. Benson was alone in his pickup truck Thursday morning when it crashed near the boat landing on a rural road in southern Douglas County.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A 23-year-old Wascott man died from injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Whitefish Lake Road in Douglas County early Thursday.
Michael T. Benson was alone in his pickup truck when it crashed near the boat landing on the rural road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The road is just east of Gordon in southern Douglas County.
The accident was reported at about 3:40 a.m. and Benson was declared dead at a Duluth hospital about 10 a.m., according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Investigators are “looking at alcohol and text messaging as contributing factors to the crash,” which remains under investigation.