11/8/2012: One person dies in crash near New Trier
One person was killed in a car crash on 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, is 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.