Driver lost consciousness moments before Starbucks crash

SHERIDAN — The driver who crashed into Starbucks at 2208 Coffeen Avenue early Thursday morning has been released from Sheridan Memorial Hospital following treatment for minor abrasions.

A Sheridan police spokesman told The Sheridan Press that 60-year-old Jerome Hunter said he had been gargling prescription mouthwash when he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his vehicle.

When he awoke, he had crashed into the southeast corner of the Starbucks.

The building sustained substantial damage as the result of the crash, but no one else was injured.

Lt. Chris Dahmke said that while no citations or charges have yet been issued, law enforcement is continuing to investigate the incident.

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Paolo Cisneros

Paolo Cisneros joined The Sheridan Press staff in August 2012. He covers business, energy and public safety. A Chicago native, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.
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