Cable and Power Poles Downed by Semi-Truck

Clark D. Vaughan, 56, of Taylorville, semi-truck driver for XPO Logistics Freight of Richmond, IN misjudged a cable line on E. Cedar Ave. in Atwood at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 causing a power outage to a few of the homes in the area.

By Doris Elmore
Staff Writer

Clark D. Vaughan, 56, of Taylorville, semi-truck driver for XPO Logistics Freight of Richmond, IN misjudged a cable line on E. Cedar Ave. in Atwood at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 causing a power outage to a few of the homes in the area.

According to a report from Atwood Police Chief Rob Bross, Vaughan was driving the semi west in the 200 block of E. Cedar Ave. when the top of the trailer pulled the cable line. This caused the nearby pole to break at ground level and the transformer to fall on top of the trailer.

The power service line was pulled from the nearby residence at 201 E. Cedar Ave. Two other poles in the area were broken due to the initial cable line being pulled.

Ameren was called and their service men worked on restoring power for several hours. According to one of the residents, power was restored about 7:30 p.m. No tickets were issued.

 

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