Three people were injured early Sunday morning after their vehicle left a highway and hit a utility pole, the Dodge County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Around 2:40 a.m., a car, driven by a 27-year-old Colorado man, was headed east on Highway R in the town of Lebanon. The 1996 Nissan, which had two passengers, left the roadway as it reached a curve at the intersection of Highway SC, overturning and eventually hitting a utility pole, the sheriff's office said.

A 20-year-old male passenger also from Colorado was thrown from the vehicle and taken to UW Hospital in Madison for serious injuries.

The other passenger, a 45-year-old man from Minneapolis, was flown by helicopter to Summit Hospital in Oconomowoc for life-threatening injuries. The driver had minor injuries and was taken to Watertown Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff's office, and the names of those involved are being withheld until Monday.

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Logan Wroge has been a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal since 2015.