Man involved in crash told police God told him to run red light

A man who caused a crash when he ran a red light told Madison police God told him to do it, police said.

Police and firefighters were called to the intersection of South Whitney Way and Raymond Road at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Firefighters said an SUV was driven through the intersection against a red light at 40 mph. Police said the 27-year-old Madison man driving the SUV was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, as were the husband and wife, both 70-years-old, whose van struck the SUV.

A power pole was struck, leaving it broken at the base but still held up by power lines and guide wires.

The 27-year-old driver told police he had to "go with God" when asked to explain what had happened, police said. He was taken to a medical facility for evaluation.

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