Single car wreck injures 1, takes down utility pole

4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, March 30 2017 Mar 30, 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:51:00 PM CDT March 30, 2017 in News
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A man drove off the road and struck a utility pole Wednesday afternoon.

Jefferson City Police Department officers responded to single vehicle crash in the 2400 block of Industrial Drive. 

A 72-year-old man was traveling eastbound in the 2400 block of Industrial Drive and, due to medical problems, lost control of his vehicle.

Baker drove off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole. The pole was sheared in half.  

Baker was taken to Capital Region Hospital for treatment for what authorities described as minor injuries.

Industrial Drive was closed from Jaycee Drive to Dix Road for more than four hours while Ameren UE replaced the utility pole. 

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