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Driver flips vehicle near Forada

A driver flipped a vehicle on Douglas County Road 4 west of Forada on Saturday night. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that North Ambulance took the driver, Nicholas Bottema, 19, to Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, where he was treated and released.  Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, which is under investigation. 

No passengers were in the vehicle.

Someone heard the crash and saw sparks flying on Country Road 4 near Long Lake Road Southwest and reported the crash at 9:37 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2.  Responders found the vehicle on the roadway. 

Assisting the sheriff's office were the Minnesota State Patrol, Forada Rescue, and Forada First Responders.