A teenage driver was arrested following a crash northwest of Morristown that critically injured her passenger.

The crash happened Tuesday morning just before 6 a.m. at 230th St W and Iona Ave in Morristown Township.

A press release from the Rice County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found an 18-year-old man at the crash site who had been ejected from the vehicle, suffering critical injuries.  The man was transported by ambulance to District One Hospital, then transferred to a trauma center.

The 17-year-old female driver was arrested at the scene, then transported to District One with minor injuries.  A blood sample was obtained at the hospital, according to the release.

The girl was released to a parent.  Criminal charges are pending the results of the blood test.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash.

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