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Crash Causes Damage to Unoccupied Building
On September 5, 2023 at approximately 10:26 pm, the City of Moorhead Police Department responded to a report of motor vehicle crash and a possible impaired driver in the 600 block of Highway 75 North. The single vehicle involved had entered the east ditch in the 700 block of Highway 75 North striking a light pole and a traffic control sign. The vehicle then crossed Highway 75 North traveling west along 7 Avenue North before striking an unoccupied commercial storage building in the 2100 block of 7 Avenue North.
The driver, Scott Hanson (54) of Moorhead, was the lone occupant. Hanson was medically treated at the scene before being transported to a local hospital. Hanson sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the cause of the crash and the investigation is ongoing. Criminal charges will be requested for Hanson by long-form complaint upon completion of the investigation.
The City of Moorhead Police Department was assisted by Sanford Ambulance and the City of Moorhead Fire Department during this incident.
Sergeant Nicholas R. Leinen 218.299.5120