St. Paul man identified as person who died in Eagan crash

St. Paul resident Thomas Heinz Iwen, 58, was identified as the driver of a vehicle that went off the road near the junction of Clubview Drive and Lexington Avenue in Eagan, descended down a 10-foot high retaining wall and came to rest upside down in a pond at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Iwen was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he later died, according to a release from the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department.

When Eagan police and fire department personnel arrived, they extricated Iwen from the vehicle. He was the lone occupant.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

The Eagan police and fire departments were assisted by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office at the crash scene, which is a block south of Lone Oak Road and near the U.S. Post Office.