A driver died passed a slower vehicle on a northern Minnesota highway, lost control of his vehicle and crashed, officials said.

The wreck occurred at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Angora Township on Hwy. 53 about 18 miles north of Virginia, Minn., the State Patrol said.

The driver, Glen E. Economy, 59, of nearby Cook, was heading north on the highway in a Corvette, "passed another vehicle and lost control, leaving the roadway and rolled," a patrol statement read.