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Medical issues caused Decorah woman to crash into mailboxes

Posted: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 2:31 PM

The Decorah Police Department has concluded its investigation into a traffic accident Sunday night around 10:00.

Officers say 74-year-old Shirley Johnson of Decorah suffered a medical issue while driving on Division Street which caused her to blackout.  Her car crossed into the opposing lane of traffic, hit eight mailboxes and a flower garden and a culvert.  Johnson came to, drove to her home and had her husband take her to Winneshiek Medical Center.  Her husband contacted police about the accident.

The accident caused $4,000 in damages.  No charges were filed.