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Teen critically injured in Stearns County crash

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MELROSE - A one-vehicle crash near Melrose early this morning critically injured a teen from Elbow Lake.

Matthew Coleman, 19, was injured shortly after 1 a.m. on Interstate 94 in Stearns County.

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According to the State Patrol, Coleman was going east on I-94 when he lost control of the 2002 Mercury he was driving , over-corrected, and rolled into the ditch.

Coleman was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

He was taken to the Melrose Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Besides the State Patrol, the Melrose Police Department and Stearns County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident.

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