Police were dispatched to the neighborhood around 10:15 p.m. Monday.
The deputy was pulled from the wreck just before the vehicle burst into flames.
It was a race against time as the flames neared the house.
The man was armed with a loaded 9mm handgun, according to the sheriff.
More information is expected to be released Monday.
The deputy had worked for the county since 1995.
The deputy suffered multiple fractures and other injuries.
The incident happened Friday evening in a rural area west of Duluth.
Body cameras were not worn and dash cameras didn't capture the incident.
Anthony Michael Legato was shot during an encounter on Interstate 35 with the Pine County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were responding to an alleged domestic incident at the Hinckley casino,.
Despite being shot at multiple times, deputies used less lethal force.
The 25-year-old was one of three suspects arrested Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. Thursday.
The 16-year veteran of the sheriff's office passed away Wednesday.
The father of four has been undergoing treatment since October.
The fatal crash involved a pickup crashing into a power pole.
The 45-year-old is facing charges including misconduct in public office.