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Teen passenger critical after being ejected from vehicle during crash

The crash was reported early Tuesday morning.

An 18-year-old man is in a critical condition in a hospital after being ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

The incident happened just before 6 a.m. Tuesday at 230th Street West and Iona Avenue in Morristown Township, Rice County.

Responders arrived to find the 18-year-old, who was the passenger, had been thrown from the vehicle and had critical injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and was later transferred to a trauma center.

The driver was a 17-year-old girl who suffered minor injuries, and was arrested at the scene.

Police say they have taken a blood sample from her, and charges are pending the result of that blood test.

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