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Verbatim: Head-on collision with utility pole injures driver

A report received Friday morning from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department:

A Ford Escape, driven by Damian F. Patrick, 18, of Waterloo, was southbound on Cr. 35 and had just passed Cr. 38.

His vehicle struck a snow mound on the shoulder of Cr. 35 and went off to the west side of the roadway, striking an Auburn Power Utility Pole, head on.

Patrick was complaining of chest and head pain, he also had a broken ankle.

He was transported to a local hospital, by DeKalb EMS, for injuries caused in the accident. Patrick stated that he was not wearing his seat belt.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department was assisted by: The Auburn Fire Department, Auburn Power and Utilities, DeKalb EMS, Jeff's Towing, and the Waterloo Police Department.

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