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Van slides into pole

Last Thursday, a van traveling east on 6th Avenue near Temple Street plowed about 30 feet through the snow, hitting a power pole and nearly snapping it in half. The driver and two passengers, all female juveniles, fled the scene of the crash, whi...

Last Thursday, a van traveling east on 6th Avenue near Temple Street plowed about 30 feet through the snow, hitting a power pole and nearly snapping it in half. The driver and two passengers, all female juveniles, fled the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. January 10. No injuries were reported and the driver of the van, a 17-year-old girl from Alexandria, was cited for no Minnesota driver's license and leaving the scene of an accident. Power in the area flickered for a brief moment when the power pole was hit and traffic was rerouted around the scene. The Alexandria Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Alexandria Light and Power were all called to the scene.

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