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CLARKFIELD - A Clarkfield man is in critical condition this morning after his vehicle collided with another car and then burst into flames last night in Yellow Medicine County.

Ryan Bruns, 29, was injured when the 1998 Dodge Stratus he was driving collided with a 2005 Buick LaCrosse driven by Gloria Piipke, 69, of Minneota.

The broadside type accident happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Highway 67 and County Road 9, west of Clarkfield.

According to the State Patrol, Bruns was going east on Highway 67 and Piipke was traveling south on County Road 9 when their vehicles collided. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch and Bruns' vehicle then started on fire.

He was taken to the Dawson Hospital and is in critical condition.

Piipke was treated and released for injuries at Dawson Hospital

Besides the State Patrol, the Clarkfield ambulance and fire department and the Dawson ambulance service responded to the scene.