On November 13, 2023 at 4:44 pm the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injury crash on Co Rd 4 SW near Little Mary Circle SW. Witnesses reported a green Subaru Legacy was traveling westbound on Co Rd 4 when it left the roadway and struck a large pine tree. Prior to emergency crews arriving on scene, several individuals stopped to help and pulled both occupants from the vehicle as it had started on fire. The driver, John Plusa, age 92, of rural Alexandria and his wife Mary, age 86, were taken to Alomere Hospital. Mary was later transported to St Cloud. Both are in stable condition. Assisting on the scene were the Holmes City First Responders, North Ambulance, and the Alexandria Fire Department.