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Family: Military Road crash victim dead

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A Cottage Grove man died Thursday 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.

He 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.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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