Man dead in vehicle found in river

A Clear Lake man is dead after being found in a vehicle submerged in the Elk River.

Roger Petron, 61, was the victim of the car accident on Wednesday night, May 30, 2010, in Clear Lake Township.

According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, a passerby discovered Petron’s vehicle partially submerged on its roof in the Elk River.

Sheriff’s Office divers located the single occupant still in the vehicle.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Firefighters from Clear Lake assisted at the scene.