MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a man suffered life threatening injuries when he crashed after leading police on a chase early Monday morning.

According to the state patrol, the incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on 8th Street Northwest and 8th Avenue Northwest in Buffalo.

There, Buffalo police were in pursuit of a 2000 Dodge Durango when it lost control at a high rate of speed and went airborne off the road. The driver was ejected.

The driver has been identified as 21-year-old Chad Michael Peterson. He was taken to North Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries.

The patrol says alcohol was involved.