Driver walks away from crash after pickup drives off embankment

A driver in Redwood County walked away from a crash after his pickup fell off an embankment south of Franklin early Saturday morning.  

A report from the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old James Berkey claimed he fell asleep while driving north on County Road 11.  Berkey’s pickup went into the ditch, through a barbed wire fence, and up the side of the hill.  Investigators say the truck went through some low-hanging tree branches before going down a 30-foot drop. 

Berkey walked away from the scene with a possible concussion and was transported to a hospital in Redwood Falls. 


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