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Crash sends teen's truck airborne into tree before starting on fire

The 16-year-old driver and 14-year-old passenger survived the crash.

Two teenagers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a violent crash that left the vehicle they were in destroyed and burned to a crisp. 

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Quaker Road, east of Albany in the St. Cloud area. 

A 16-year-old boy was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota when he left the roadway around a curve to the northeast. He then came back across the road before hitting a field approach, which sent the truck airborne where it hit the top of a tree, crashed to the ground and rolled to a stop by a cement culvert near a river crossing. 

Fortunately, the teenage driver and a 14-year-old passenger were able to get themselves out of the truck before it burst into flames. 

The teens were taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. 

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. 

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