A Centralia man escaped injury when he fell asleep and hit this concrete light pole on East McCord in Centralia late Saturday morning. Photo by Brenda Cannon.
Concrete Light Pole Crashes Across East McCord in Saturday Wreck
Centralia Police say Craig Poettker of East Rhodes was traveling westbound when he left the right side of the road, struck the pole, and had his car flip around so it was facing the wrong direction. The car received extensive front end damage.
The light pole and power lines fell across both lanes of traffic on McCord Street, blocking traffic for about a half hour until Ameren crews arrived on the scene.
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