Trooper injured in head-on crash speaks from hospital bed

Sgt. Mike Krukowski was pinned in his squad car after the collision on Tuesday.
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The Minnesota state trooper injured in Tuesday's horror crash in Lakeville said he expects to make a full recovery.

Sgt. Mike Krukowski suffered a broken arm and broken bones in both feet after a Chrysler being driven at a high speed on I-35 veered off, crashed through a freeway fence and hit his squad car head-on.

The 35-year-old trooper was pinned in his vehicle and had to be extricated by responders, but said in a video from hospital posted by the State Patrol that he expects to recover.

The Oakdale resident has been treated at Hennepin County Medical Center, with his wife by his side, and required surgery on his injuries.

He has thanked everyone for their prayers and support since the crash.

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The driver of the Chrysler, a 29-year-old man from Lakeville, was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

There has been no further update on his condition.

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