1 killed, 4 injured in early Monday crash near Duluth


DULUTH — One person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday, May 29, in Solway Township west of Duluth. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are possible against the driver, authorities said.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies responded to the crash at the intersection of Canosia and West Arrowhead roads at about 3:50 a.m. A vehicle with five occupants left the roadway and overturned, authorities said.

An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, the Sheriff's Office reported, while the other four occupants were transported to local hospitals with "what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries."

The names of those involved in the crash are being withheld pending notification of family members.

"The driver of the vehicle is currently being investigated for driving while under the influence, criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation," the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor."