Authorities have identified the driver who died in a three-vehicle crash in western Hennepin County that he caused while likely under the influence of alcohol.

Alexander H. Grenell, 26, of Maple Grove, was killed in the wreck about 2:15 a.m. Saturday on Hwy. 12 near Old Crystal Bay Road in Orono, according to the State Patrol.

According to the patrol:

Grenell was heading east on Hwy. 12 and rear-ended a car driven by Melissa Waters, 25, of North St. Paul.

His car spun and came to rest in the westbound lane, where it was struck by a car driven by Raymond Casey, 52, of Annandale.

Grenell died after being taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The patrol said it suspects he had been drinking.

The other two motorists were not hurt.

Paul Walsh