CAVENDISH, Idaho -- Police said a man was injured in a vehicle crash in the Cavendish area on Thursday.

Benjamin LeBaron, 85 was driving east on Middle Road around 2:45 p.m. when he drove off the road and hit a power pole according to authorities. Officials said the pole was sheared off and fell onto the road. Sparks from the wires then started a small field fire.

Firefighters responded and quickly brought the flames under control. Officials said LeBaron had burn injuries on his left leg from trying to put out the fire himself. He was taken to a hospital in Orofino and then to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Officials said that they believe LeBaron suffered a medical emergency while driving which likely resulted in the crash.

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