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Driver loses control of pick-up near civic center


A 43-year-old driver, who may have blacked out from a diabetic reaction, lost control and crashed his Chevy pick-up Monday morning in wooded area that borders the north edge of the Brainerd Area Civc Center parking lot.

Brainerd Police said the man was picking up his son from hockey practice when he apparently blacked out. The accident took place at about 7:15 a.m.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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