A crash reported on Sunday morning resulted in the driver being ejected from the vehicle and sustaining 'life-threatening' injuries according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash, which was reported at 8:44am in Shieldsville Township in Rice County, occurred on Highway 21, when the driver, a 38-year-old man from Texas, steered the pick-up truck he was driving off the road crashing into trees nearby. The Minnesota State Patrol indicated that the driver was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash.

Espiridion De Santiago of Pharr Texas was driving eastbound on Highway 21 at the time of the crash. The Minnesota State Patrol report indicated that the roadway was dry at the time of the crash.

De Santiago was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

De Santiago was airlifted to North Memorial hospital with what the Minnesota State Patrol as 'life-threatening' injuries.

Assisting at the scene of the crash with the Minnesota State Patrol were North Ambulance, Air Care, Kilkenny Fire and Rescue.

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