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Passenger fighting for life after truck goes airborne, hits trees near International Falls

Neither person in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

A 26-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries after the truck she was a passenger in left the road and crashed violently. 

The crash involved a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound on Hwy. 11 about 25 miles west of International Falls, in Koochiching County. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the truck veered off the road into the ditch and then went several hundred feet before striking a culvert, going airborne, rolling once before crashing into trees and coming to a stop. 

Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol says. 

The driver, a 29-year-old man from International Falls, was not injured.

The passenger,  a 26-year-old woman from International Falls, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

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