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Driver crossed into oncoming traffic Thursday night in Cottage Grove crash

Both drivers were injured in the crash the night of Sept. 14. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety

A driver left Highway 61 and entered East Point Douglas Road Thursday night, hitting another vehicle head-on.

Sgt. Mike McCormick said alcohol was not involved in the incident, but it was unclear whether the driver was fatigued or texting. McCormick said the driver will be cited.

Around 8 p.m. Sept. 14, the vehicle drifted off northbound Highway 61, broke through a fence and headed into oncoming traffic on southbound East Point Douglas Road.

The driver was transported to Regions Hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the second car was not transported, but was evaluated for minor injuries. Neither driver had passengers.

Both vehicles are likely a total loss, and the fence between Highway 61 and East Point Douglas Road was damaged.

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