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Teenager suffers life-threatening injuries after speeding car rolls into ditch in Dakota County

Teenager suffers life-threatening injuries after speeding car rolls into ditch in Dakota County Photo: MGN

Updated: February 25, 2020 03:46 PM

A teenager suffered life-threatening injuries after the vehicle she was in rolled several times after traveling at a high rate of speed in Dakota County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Joseph Charles Strickland, 26, of Cannon Falls, was seen going 86 mph in a 60 mph zone on Highway 61 near 220th Street.

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A deputy saw the Honda Strickland was driving and made a U-turn to attempt to pull over the vehicle at 4:09 p.m Monday.

The Honda then attempted to pass a semi-tractor trailer combination and a passenger car but met a vehicle at the top of the hill, causing the Honda to swerve back into the southbound lane at a high rate of speed and leading the Honda to roll multiple times into a ditch, the State Patrol crash report states.

Strickland and two of his passengers, a 14-year-old and 20-year-old Ryan Michael Lundsted, were transported to Regions hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Rebecca Lynn Perry, 17, was taken to Regions with life-threatening injuries.

The crash report says Strickland and Perry weren't wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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