HACKENSACK -- A 23-year-old Pine River man was hospitalized Friday, Sept. 27, after the Saturn Ion he was driving went off the road, striking trees and rolling onto the vehicle's passenger side in Cass County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported David M. Benedict was traveling north on Highway 371 in Turtle Lake Township, north of Hackensack, when the crash occurred. Benedict, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to a hospital in Park Rapids for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Hackensack Fire Department assisted the state patrol at the crash, which was reported at 11:59 p.m.