18-wheeler crash caused power outage, road blockage for hours


The Gadsden Times

Hokes Bluff police continue to investigate a crash that damaged a power substation and knocked out power in Hokes Bluff/Ball Play, Chief Tyler Roe said. However, the initial indications are that the driver either got distracted or fell asleep.

The crash happened at about 7:13 a.m. Friday, in the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 278 East when an 18-wheeler overturned and knocked down a power pole in the curve between Beasley Road and Reaves Road, also known as “Culpepper Curve.”

When Capt. Richard Garmon arrived he found the driver — who had been helped from the cab of the truck by a Jacksonville investigator who drove up on the crash. Hokes Bluff Fire Department personnel treated the driver and he was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released.



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