Alcohol was a factor in a serious crash that injured a Tennessee man in Big Stone County late Monday afternoon. A Chevy Trailblazer driven by 47 year old John Wade Smith of Palmyra, Tennessee was traveling north on Highway 7 in Prior Township between mile marker 13 and 14. The vehicle crossed the center and entered the west ditch, rolling multiple times.
Smith was transported by air ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The extent of his injuries is unknown. Assisting the State Patrol were the Big Stone County deputies, Ortonville Ambulance and Clinton First Responders.