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Northfield, MN (KROC AM News) - A teenager was seriously injured after crashing a pickup truck into a bridge post on Monday.

The crash happened on northbound 1-35 near Northfield around 3:30 pm.

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The State Patrol says the truck was driven by 16-year-old Andrew Caron of Faribault.

He was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital with reported life-threatening injuries.

Monday night just after 9 PM, Andrew's mother Sara Caron posted to Facebook thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers followed by an update on her son's condition.

Update on my Andrew he had a guardian angel protecting him! His injuries are going to hurt but he will be fine without any surgeries at this time.

Andrew has multiple facial fractures on his right cheek, a cracked rib, two bruised lungs, cracked elbow and stitches on his knee!

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