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Vehicle rolls over, catches fire near Grant-Douglas line

A driver and passenger, both from Alexandria, escaped serious injury after a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 79 near the Grant/Douglas county line early Monday morning.

Christopher Skuza, 23, was driving west on Highway 79 in a Chevrolet Blazer at about 5 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, rolled and started on fire, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Skuza and his 38-year-old passenger, Stacie Villia, were able to get out of the burning Blazer.

Skuza fled the scene and was located about two hours later at a rural farm by the Evansville Fire Department. He was transported to the Douglas County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Villia was not injured.

They were both wearing seat belts.

Assisting the State Patrol were the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Evansville Fire Department and Ashby Ambulance.