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TWIN LAKES, Minn. | A Leland man was injured overnight on Feb. 27 after the vehicle he was driving was airborne for 145 feet before crashing into a field southeast of Twin Lakes, Minnesota.

Donicio Madrigal, 38, was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance on the morning of Feb. 28 to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Minnesota, after experiencing pain and having visible injuries.

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies were reportedly dispatched at approximately 8:06 a.m. Feb. 28 to 75310 125th St. for a suspicious male, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Madrigal reportedly informed deputies he was involved in a crash during the overnight hours east of the residence.

Madrigal was driving a light blue 2005 Dodge Caravan north on Freeborn County Road 18, approaching the T-bone intersection at Freeborn County Road 5 when the vehicle drove through the intersection, driving up a steep field driveway incline before crashing north of the intersection, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle Madrigal drove was found in a field east of the residence.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle, and the surrounding area was reportedly checked on foot and with a drone.

The crash is still under investigation, and more information is expected to be released at a later time.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Minnesota State Patrol, Gold Cross Ambulance and Glenville Fire Department.

Sam Wilmes is a reporter for the Albert Lea Tribune. 


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