Driver crashes into restaurant, signs, pole, rolls into Subway parking lot

A 36-year-old driver was injured in the crash.
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The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a wild crash that happened in St. Charles, Minnesota, Wednesday afternoon. 

According to a crash report, the single-vehicle wreck occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 14 and impacted a multiple businesses. The State Patrol says all of the following happened after the driver of a 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup turned off the highway into the parking lot of the Happy Family restaurant. 

  • Struck the front of the restaurant building.
  • Drove through the parking lot onto the grass yard of Happy Family. 
  • Struck a city street sign. 
  • Hit a MnDOT freeway sign. 
  • Collided with a light pole. 
  • Drove onto the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 14 going the wrong way. 
  • Hit a retaining wall and wooden fence of a residence. 
  • Rolled into a Subway parking lot that is about 5 blocks from Happy Family. 

The 36-year-old St. Charles man driving the 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup involved in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was involved in the crash, the State Patrol said. 

No further information has been released. 

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