Driver seriously injured after hitting crop sprayer near Rochester

An 80-year-old driver suffered life-threatening injuries after he hit a crop sprayer south of Rochester, Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man in a VW Jetta was heading west on Highway 30 in Pleasant Grove Township when he attempted to pass a crop sprayer as it was turning left. The Jetta hit the left front of crop sprayer and rolled several times.

The driver of the Jetta, an 80-year-old man, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the crop sprayer, a 49-year-old man, was not injured.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.