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Published November 09 2012

One killed, one injured in high-speed crash

HASTINGS, Minn. – One person was killed in a car crash on Minnesota Highway 50 near New Trier at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. New Trier is located just south of Hastings.

The Minnesota State Patrol said that 27-year-old Dennis Underwood of Cannon Falls died after being ejected from the vehicle.

A 26-year-old Hampton resident, Keri Gesme, was in critical condition. Gesme was airlifted from the scene.

According to the state patrol, the 1982 Chevrolet S-10 they were traveling in left the roadway traveling “at a very high rate of speed” and hit a driveway approach. The vehicle traveled through the air for about 150 feet and struck a tree when it landed. The vehicle rolled over at least once, ejecting both Underwood and Gesme.