BAY LAKE -- An 18-year-old Ironton man was killed when the car he was driving ran off the road and hit a tree early Thursday.
According to the State Patrol, the driver, Aaron Michael Novotny, and his passenger, Edward Robert Johnson of Crosby, were headed north on Crow County Road 10, almost a mile south of County Road 14, in the Bay Lake area in Crow Wing County.
The car missed a curve and ran off the road, according to the State Patrol.
Novotny died at the scene. Johnson refused treatment.
Neither was wearing seat belts.
The accident was reported at 12:32 a.m. Thursday.
The State Patrol said it was asked by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department to investigate the crash, which occurred on a county road.
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