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Police: Medical episode cause of crash

Authorities believe a medical condition caused a 66-year-old female driver traveling southbound on Burr Street to lose control of her Chevrolet Malibu on Friday, causing a crash in a parking lot.

(Sheila Slater / Republic)
(Sheila Slater / Republic)
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Authorities believe a medical condition caused a 66-year-old female driver traveling southbound on Burr Street to lose control of her Chevrolet Malibu on Friday, causing a crash in a parking lot.

The car went uphill and over the sidewalk, where it struck two parked vehicles at 10:03 a.m. in the parking lot of the Great Western Bank in Mitchell.

The Malibu came to a halt when it crashed in to the front end of a blue Ford Expedition, pushing the Ford Expedition backward into the parking lot and causing it to turn. A second car, a silver Chevrolet pick-up, was sideswiped.

Both owners of the parked vehicles were in the bank, according to authorities. The female driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Authorities estimate the damages to be more than $10,000. No one was injured as a result of the crash, and no charges were filed.

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