Authorities respond to crash in downtown Sidney Saturday morning

SIDNEY, NE — Sidney authorities closed off a portion of Illinois Street Saturday morning while they responded to a crash. 

First reports of the accident came in before 9 a.m. Police Chief Joe Aikens said the driver of a vehicle lost control, hit a parked car, Finney's Ace Hardware and crossed the street before hitting a structure on the other side of the street. 

Aikens said it was reported the driver had a medical event, causing them losing control. No other injuries were reported. 

Aikens said during an investigation of the crash, officers found small amounts of marijuana in the car. The occupants were cited for marijuana possession. 

The crash caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. Illinois St. between 10th and 11th Avenues was closed about an hour Saturday morning while authorities cleaned debris and investigated the accident. It reopened at about 10 a.m.

Authorities will release more details once the investigation is complete. 

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