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Police: Distraction may have factored in serious crash in Crystal Friday morning

Rescue workers performed life-saving measures on a man who was badly injured.
Ambulance hospital emergency

A man who suffered life-threatening injuries was one of four people hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash in Crystal on Friday morning. 

According to the Crystal Police Department, a community service officer drove upon the scene of the crash moments after it happened around 5 a.m. The collision involved two vehicles on the 4500 block fo Douglas Drive. 

Police and West Metro Fire Rescue workers performed life-saving measures at the scene to help the 48-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries. Paramedics then transported him to a local hospital in serious condition. 

Three others injured in the crash were hospitalized in fair condition, Crystal PD said. All of the injured parties are adults, though their identities have not been released.  

Authorities believe distraction may have factored in the crash, which remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information about the crash should call Crystal Police Department at 763-531-1014. 

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