Semi Strikes Utility Pole

A Jasper man escaped injury when the semi he was driving struck power lines and snapped a utility pole in Ferdinand Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 3 pm yesterday Ferdinand Police were called to an area along West 16th Street where police say a tractor trailer driven by 52-year old Stanley Gilbreath of Jasper struck power lines and snapped a utility pole which police say landed on top of the semi tractor trailer at that location.

Police say the tension from the first downed power line then snapped a second utility pole further west on West 16th Street as well.

Now while Ferdinand utilities were securing the the first pole to remove it from Gilbreath’s semi tractor, polce say the second pole fell to the ground completley releasing the line tension.

They say lines then fel onto a passenger car owned by Bradley Wendholt of Huntingburg causing minor scratches.

Damage to the semi owned by International Paper of St. Anthony was listed at 700-dollars while damage to Wendholt’s car was eatimated at 1-thousand dollars.

Once again no one was injured and no charges were filed.

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