1 airlifted to hospital after crash on I-35W; impairment suspected

One person was airlifted to a hospital after a crash on Interstate 35W in Forest Lake Friday evening.

The Minnesota State Patrol said troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash just before 4:30 p.m.

One driver was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Two others also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Authorities are obtaining a search warrant for a blood sample on one of the drivers, as impairment is suspected.

The crash caused a major backup in traffic on the interstate.

The crash remains under investigation.