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Milan man in critical condition after accident in Tunsberg Township

MONTEVIDEO -- A 31-year-old Milan man remains in critical condition after he was pinned inside a vehicle in Tunsberg Township Saturday.

Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 2:15 p.m. that 26-year-old Bantasar Kantito of Milan traveled off the road at the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 59 and down a steep ravine.

Kantito got out of the vehicle and waved down help on the roadway for the trapped passenger, Soses Dokoche.  

Two passerby kept an airway for Dokoche using a swimming snorkel until medical professionals arrived.

Montevideo and Milan Fire Departments removed Dokoche from the vehicle, who was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital by North Memorial Air.

Kantito was transported to by Montevideo Ambulance to Chippewa County/Montevideo Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Minnesota State Patrol and Montevideo Police Department also arrived on the scene.

The accident is under investigation by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.