At 12:24 am Friday, Minneapolis Police and Fire responded with Hennepin County EMS on a report of motor vehicle crash on Highway 55 at Bryant Avenue. Upon arrival, MPD officers found a single car crash with the vehicle engulfed in flames. Officers attempted to extricate the lone occupant. Upon arrival of the Fire Department, they were able to remove the driver with the use of the Herse tool. The driver was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in very critical condition by ambulance.
The MPD Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. It is unknown what the contributing factors in this crash are at this time. The case number for this crash is 16-179238.