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Man blacks out, hits light pole with vehicle

An 87-year-old man was transported to the hospital Friday morning after blacking out behind the wheel of a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 and striking a light pole in a parking lot.

The driver, and lone crash victim, William Emil Nelson, of Elbow Lake, was not injured in the crash but was taken to the hospital for the unknown medical reason, which caused him to lose consciousness.

It is unknown if Nelson was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but it was determined by the Minnesota State Patrol that alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

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