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O'Brien County Crash Injures Man (1)

Mon 6-5-2017

(Sheldon)-- A single vehicle crash Saturday night on an O'Brien county road injured a man.

Authorities say 80-year-old Melvin Brands was driving a 1999 Mercury when he apparently blacked out after stopping at a stop sign. Authorities say Brands then accelerated, causing the vehicle to cross a highway, coming to rest on a minimum maintenance road.

Brands was taken by ambulance to the Sheldon hospital.

A report from the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office doesn't say where Brands is from.

A damage estimate to the vehicle wasn't available.

The crash took place shortly after 11:00 pm.