Police identify man in fatal Crosslake incident

Zackary Dolney, 24, died at the scene.


CROSSLAKE โ€” Crosslake police identified Zackary Dolney as the Crosslake man who died Friday, Dec. 4, after launching a reportedly stolen truck over a berm and down an embankment, crashing through the ice on Cross Lake.

Dolney, 24, was originally from Bristol, South Dakota.

Police reported the initial investigation indicated Dolney was traveling at a high speed and went through the T-intersection at Daggett Pine Road and County Highway 66 before entering the lake.

Crosslake police received a call of a truck in the water at noon Friday. The caller, who Crosslake Police Chief Erik Lee said attempted to use a kayak to reach the vehicle, believed the truck was occupied. When police arrived at 12:03 p.m., they found the truck completely submerged, a news release stated. The vehicle was reported stolen just minutes before the crash from a residence on Daggett Pine Road, police said.

Crosslake Fire Department personnel extricated the man from the vehicle at 12:23 p.m. Fire and North Memorial Health ambulance personnel performed lifesaving efforts but were unsuccessful. Dolney was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.


The Breezy Point Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.


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