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UPDATE: Man in fair condition after late night Rochester crash

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A man remains in the hospital Thursday after a late night crash Wednesday lead to an extensive search for other potential victims.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's office, 55-year-old Keith Voorhees of Raymond, Minn. was traveling south on Saint Bridget Road at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when he hit an embankment at County Road 16.

Deputes say Voorhees' car vaulted nearly 200 feet, causing the vehicle to roll several times in a nearby corn field.

He was able to walk to a neighbor's house to call for help.

When first responders arrived on scene, Voorhees told them two other people were missing from the car. Authorities say the Stewartville Fire Department and Minnesota State Patrol helicopter were called in to help look for the others.

After an extensive search using lights and thermal imaging equipment by ground air..it was concluded the driver was the only person involved.

"They started an area search to look for the additional two possible victims. We were not able to locate any. State Patrol came down with their helicopter to help in the search with lighting up the fields. We were not able to locate any other victims, said Olmsted County Sheriff's Sgt. David Satzke said.

Officials say Voorhees was disoriented at the time. He was taken by Gold Cross ambulance to St. Marys hospital, where as of Thursday morning, he was listed in fair condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

 

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