A fatal car crash happened last night on County Road 186 and Sherwood Road in Grove Township a few miles west of Melrose.
The accident happened approximately 2:56 am last night. When deputies arrived on the scene the found a 2005 Dodge Durango in the ditch on County Road 186. The Durango failed to negotiate the cure and entered the ditch and struck a field. The car did roll over and sustained heavy roof damage. The deputies did find an 34-year-old Pedro Gomez Dela Cruz of Melrose deceased.
While responding to the crash the Melrose Police Officers found a male walking eastbound on County Road 186. He was later identified as someone who was in the car at the time of the crash. He was transported to the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose for treatment of the non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident remains under investigation and it is believed that alcohol played a factor in the crash.