Advanced Disposal truck driver strikes utility pole head-on

MT. PLEASANT (WITI) -- A 37-year-old Advanced Disposal truck driver struck a utility pole head-on Monday, April 15th in Mount Pleasant. The driver was safely removed from the vehicle.

According to officials, the driver had just finished emptying a dumpster behind a commercial building when he became distracted and struck the pole.

After the crash a majority of the pole was dangling from the wires.

According to authorities, the driver stayed in the truck until rescue personnel arrived due to the utility pole wires.

We Energies officials say one customer is being taken out of service due to the crash.

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