Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn told KDHL the weekend car accident victim was in stable condition at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

Derek Douglas Balfe, 21, Kilkenny, was injured in the car accident at 7:39 p.m. on the 10,000 block on 230th Street West in Morristown Township.

The following description of the accident was translated into one by Sgt. Trevor Peterson.

“Rice County MPs were sent to a single vehicle accident on the 10,000 block of 230th Street West in Morristown Township. Upon arrival, MPs found a pickup truck in the north trench of 230th Street West with serious front-end damage.”

“The driver, a 21-year-old man identified as Derek Douglas Balfe, was helicoptered to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale for air care.”

“Further on-site investigations revealed that the pickup was traveling east on 230th Street West before exiting the street and encountering a field approach embankment.”

“Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash, and the Rice County Sheriff’s office is investigating further. The driver was unbuckled.”

“North Ambulance, North Air Care and Morristown Fire and Rescue supported the local MPs.”

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