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      Car crash sends man to the hospital

      A car crash early Thursday morning sent one man to the hospital and caused the surrounding area to lose power.

      Around 12:30 a.m. officials responded to the accident on Munson Avenue between Avenue E and North Three Mile Road in Traverse City. Authorities say a 25-year old Kingsley man hit the car of a 24-year old Traverse City man. That caused him to slam into a power pole snapping the pole and crushing the car.

      The Traverse City man is in serious condition at Munson Medical Center and officials say that OWI charges will be sought. The man from Kingsley was found at a nearby hotel. He is currently behind bars for an OWI and leaving the scene.

      Traverse City Light & Power was on scene to restore power.