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This Pontiac car driven by a Vadnais Heights man crashed while racing another car on Kimbro Avenue Wednesday evening, police said. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Police Department

Driver crashes, thrown from vehicle after drag-racing in Cottage Grove

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The two young drivers were drag-racing, their vehicles zipping down a Cottage Grove road at high speeds.

Then one car suddenly left the road and flipped, smacking a pole and tossing the driver.


The incident played out on a Cottage Grove road Wednesday evening, and the 25-year-old Vadnais Heights man driving the crashed car was seriously injured and hospitalized.

According to Cottage Grove police:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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