An 18-year-old from North Mankato is dead after a car hit a tree in Nicollet County Tuesday night. It happened at just after 10:30 p-m at the intersection of Lookout Drive and Marie Lane in North Mankato. A 2001 Ford driven by 47-year-old Peter Buryska of North Mankato was travelling northbound on Lookout Drive when the vehicle left the road and hit the tree. There were 3 occupants in the vehicle. 18-year-old Matthew Buryska was pronounced dead at the scene. Peter Buryska and 14-year-old Sarah Buryska were both taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt, and there was no alcohol detected in the driver’s system. The Ford was totaled.