MAPLE LAKE TOWNSHIP -- A Buffalo man is dead after his car struck a tree in Wright County yesterday (Monday).

The incident happened just after 5:00 a.m. near 66th Street Northwest in Maple Lake Township.

Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty says 27-year-old Cole Jenkins lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle then caught on fire.

Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.