A teenager had to be rescued by authorities after getting her head stuck in a truck's exhaust pipe at a Minnesota country music festival - only to then be cited for underage drinking.

Fire crews had to cut 19-year-old Kaitlyn Strom free with an electric saw when her head became lodged in the oversize tailpipe at the Winstock Music Festival on Friday.

A five-second video of rescuers working to free the teenager quickly went viral after being posted on Facebook the following day, the MailOnline reported.

How much alcohol does it take to get your head stuck in a diesel pickups exhaust tip? Who knows this girl? I have got to hear her side of the story.

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"How much alcohol does it take to get your head stuck in a diesel pickups exhaust tip?' the person who posted the video wrote.

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Strom later posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding the sawed-off exhaust pipe.

"Yeah I'm the tailpipe girl, whatchu know about it? #winstock2k18kickedmyass,' she wrote across the photo.

The McLeod County Sheriff's said they cited the 19-year-old for underage drinking after she was freed.

"We were just all having fun and I saw this big exhaust pipe and I was like, 'Hey, my head could probably fit in that,'" Strom told the Hutchinson Leader.

"So I tried it. It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out."

Strom later posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding the sawed off exhaust pipe alongside the truck owner Tom Wold. Photo / Facebook
Strom later posted a photo of herself on Facebook holding the sawed off exhaust pipe alongside the truck owner Tom Wold. Photo / Facebook

The teen said she was stuck for about 45 minutes and had a brief medical check up immediately after.

Strom added that she didn't know the owner of the truck.

"I remember getting my head unstuck, and I just looked at him and apologised, and he said, 'No, I'm just glad you're OK. Don't worry about it'," she said.

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"He has already fixed his exhaust and is going to be working on that. I did not have to pay for anything like that, because he was absolutely wonderful."