Driver identified in deadly power pole crash in SE Rochester

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Published: May. 31, 2022 at 10:07 AM CDT
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UPDATE: We now know the name of the driver who died in a crash in southeast Rochester.

According to RPD, David Sherwin, 57, of Rochester, drove into a power pole along 3rd Avenue Southeast around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He also hit the corner of a home.

Officers believe Sherwin had a medical emergency and then crashed into the power line.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

RPU reported 1,248 customers lost power due to this incident, which has since been fully restored.

UPDATE: KTTC has learned a driver is dead after they had a medical emergency and crashed into a power line.

According to witnesses, it happened between 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

There is no word on the cause of death.

The road was reopened after crews worked to fix the power line.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – KTTC is learning a driver crashed into a power line causing a road closure.

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) was working on the power line and closed off 3rd Ave SE from 11th Street to 9th Street.

Rochester Police Department (RPD), Rochester Fire Department (RFD) and an ambulance responded to the scene.

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According to officials, the driver of the vehicle had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital.

RPU said 1,248 customers lost power.

According to witnesses, it happened between 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Motorists be aware of road detours while crews work to fix the power line.

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