SAUK RAPIDS - Sun may have been a factor in an early morning crash in Sauk Rapids. Police say the incident happened at about 7:20 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Benton Drive and 8th Street North.

Donald Schepers of St. Cloud was stopped at the stop sign. He then pulled out onto Benton Drive in front of a vehicle driven by Ashley Bernier of Sauk Rapids who was heading north in the right lane.

Both drivers were checked at the scene and released. The vehicles were towed.