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Distracted driving blamed for accident that injured Ely man

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says distracted driving is to blame for a crash that injured an Ely man.

Deputies were called to the intersection of Wright Brothers Boulevard and Lefebure Road just before 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night after someone reported a car in the ditch against a light pole.

Deputies say that 40-year-old Ray Martin Carrizales was headed south on Lefebure Road and missed the intersection because he was distracted by his phone.  They say Carrizales' car went across both lanes of Wright Brothers Boulevard, into the ditch and came to rest against the light pole.

Carrizales was taken to Mercy Medical Center for minor injuries.

Charges are pending.

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