Deputy Lee Rogers talks with David B. Alexander of Onalaska.
Driver Takes Out Utility Pole on US-190, LIVINGSTON, January 24, 2010 - At approximately 3:30 am on January 24, 2010, a gray 2008 Chevy truck driven by David Blaze McAllister, 20, of Onalaska was east-bound on US-190 West when, according to McAllister, he swerved to avoid a dog and lost control. McAllister's truck left the road to the right and slammed into a utility pole and slid around 30 yards further with his truck coming to rest facing east. The collision took out a utility pole and a street sign denoting Jewell Coleman Road. Wires from the pole stretched across US-190 east-bound lanes. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with multiple Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and DPS Trooper, Darwon Evans. Fortunately, McAllister, nor any of his passengers were hurt. Both east-bound lanes of traffic were blocked until a utility truck from SHECO could come and get the power lines out of the way of traffic. Workers from Sheco took care of the knocked down utility pole. McAllister's truck was towed by Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at Bounds Autoplex in Livingston. McAllister did have insurance and was issued no citations. The scene was cleared by 6:30 am.
McAllister's truck knocked down this utility pole and left wires stretched across 190.
Trooper Darwon Evans questions McAllister.
A worker from SHECO uses a chainsaw to remove a broken utility pole.
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