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Sturtevant Man Cited for Caledonia Car Crash

The car wasn't his and he didn't have a license to drive it.

A man crashed into a tree and into a ditch, but no one was hurt in a one-car crash that happened at 4:46 a.m. Sunday on Brook Road at Highway 38.

Daniel Nelson, 18, of Sturtevant, was cited for driving at an unreasonable and imprudent speed, hit and run property adjacent to a highway, and operating without a valid driver’s license.

According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Nelson was driving a 1998 Hyundai Accent northbound on Highway 38. Police found him and a girl walking about a mile away from the crash. The passenger, whose parents owned the car, told police she was the driver, but police noticed she had a seatbelt burn consistent with being a passenger. The woman told police she was not driving and she was scared, but then she called her mother to come get her and they were waiting for their ride.

Nelson told police he had difficulty seeing and he lost control of the car.

 

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