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Utility poles struck in mishap

October 17, 2012

(Photo by Jannaya Andrews)

    An unusual mishap occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in Decatur when a cement truck owned by the Erie Haven Cement Company struck a low-hanging, overhead power line on Fourth Street near Monroe Street.
    The contact caused  one AEP pole to break. Unaware that he had struck the wire, driver Joel E. Christian, 46, rural Decatur, continued down the street until the truck hit another wire, forcing two utility poles to snap.
    One of the poles fell onto a parked SUV owned by Carl M. Shaw, Decatur.
    Police estimated damages at between $1,001-$2,500.    Repairs were made and power restored by I&M.

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