Woman injured in single car crash

A woman was injured in a single car accident Tuesday afternoon just before 4 p.m..

It happened about 9 miles North of Virginia at the dead-end of Milroy Road.

According to St. Louis County, witnesses saw the vehicle driving in the area, at a very high rate of speed- which is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The woman also admitted to not wearing a seatbelt, according to authorities, which likely worsened her injuries.

The vehicle was found in a wooded area. The woman was unable to get out of the vehicle, due to her extensive injuries and damage to the vehicle. 

Members of the Virginia Fire Department were able to extricate the driver.  The driver was then transported by ambulance, to an awaiting medical helicopter and flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. 

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.  The name of the driver has not yet been released.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia Fire Department, Virginia Ambulance service and the Pike Sandy Britt Volunteer Fire Department.