Man removed from burning vehicle after overnight crash, Highway 52 back open

Driver arrested after fiery crash on Highway 52 overnight

A man is recovering from what are said to be non-life-threatening injuries after crashing on Highway 52 in South St. Paul late Tuesday night and then being removed from the vehicle after it caught fire.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened just before midnight near Thompson Avenue.

Authorities say the vehicle caught fire soon after troopers interacted with the driver, who was then removed from the vehicle.

The State Patrol goes on to say the driver had a medical-related incident after being removed and was then provided Narcan and first aid.

The driver, who was brought to Regions Hospital, is being processed for driving while impaired. The State Patrol identified him Wednesday morning as 38-year-old Carlos Mauricio Ramirez from South St. Paul.

The roadway in the area was temporarily closed off but has since reopened.