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Driver gets pulled from burning car by passersby

The vehicle hit a bridge in east-central Minnesota.

A driver is dealing with life-threatening injuries, but is alive, after getting pulled from a burning vehicle by passersby.

The crash happened Tuesday at 8:21 a.m. at Henriette Road and Meadow Creek Lane just north of Pine City, the Pine County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. A 911 caller said a vehicle hit a bridge there and was on fire.

First responders arrived to find the vehicle "fully engulfed in flames."

The driver, who was the only person in the car, had been rescued from the vehicle by passersby, who pulled them to safety.

The driver was taken to the hospital – they have "serious life-threatening injuries," the sheriff's office says.

The cause of the crash isn't known, but is being investigated. And the name of the driver isn't being revealed, as family are being notified.

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