Cottage Grove man dead after fiery crash
A Cottage Grove man died after his car left the road, crashed into a tree and caught fire Thursday near the Woodbury-Newport border.
Family members confirmed the driver, 58-year-old Charles Lake, was pronounced dead at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Lake was taken by ambulance to Regions after being freed from the burning car by a passer-by. Woodbury police said the driver was unconscious on the scene.