Thursday, September 17, 2015

Non-injury Wreck Shuts Down Power

Cookson Hills Electric had to cut off power to residents west of U.S. Highway 64 between Sallisaw and Vian at about 10 a.m. Thursday after a two-vehicle, non-injury accident broke an electric pole.

Officers at the scene said an SUV, traveling west, tried to pass an older van when the two bumped. The bump caused the van to run off the highway to the right and hit the pole, breaking it in half. Early reports indicated one person was trapped in the van, and rescue units from the Sallisaw and McKey Fire Departments responded. But no one was injured in the crash, said the officer.

At about 10:30 a.m. police and Cookson Hills Electric staff were waiting on a wrecker to remove the van safely from below power lines so the pole could be replaced. It was not known how long the power would be off.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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1 comment:

  1. The driver is my sister, she suffered a cracked cheek bone and severe whiplash


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