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O’Brien County Authorities Make Contact With Driver Involved In Personal Injury Crash Earlier This Week

September 23, 2022 1:03pm

O’Brien county authorities say they’ve located the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash earlier this week.

The Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Ramiro Alvarez Lopez was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Avero that left the road while traveling southbound in the 2900 mile of Nettle Avenue. Deputies say the vehicle traveled through a barbed wire fence and went into a soybean field where it rolled.

The Sheriff’s Office says Alvarez Lopez reported the crash to them Thursday, adding that a passenger was also in the vehicle and that the two of them became separated while looking for help. The passenger was found later walking along Highway 60 near Ashton and was taken by private vehicle to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities say charges against Alvarez Lopez are pending.

The vehicle was totaled in the crash, which took place around 7:20pm Wednesday.

(courtesy KUOO in Spirit Lake)