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One year after crash, big improvement marked by Hastings teen


One year ago, Hastings teenager Brian Gapp was just emerging from a coma after crashing his car on the way to school.

The fact that he was alive when he made it to the hospital was a marvel of modern medicine. He had crashed his car along 150th Street just west of Hastings and wasn’t found for about two hours.

Soon, he was whisked away in a helicopter and taken to Regions Hospital.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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