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.

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

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.