Pickup Collides With Utility Pole

Wed 8-16-2017

            (Emmetsburg)-- Two people were injured last week in Palo Alto county when the driver of a pickup failed to negotiate a curve. Authorities say the vehicle went into a ditch and struck a utility pole. The truck was driven out of the ditch and went back onto the road several times before coming to rest in the west ditch.

58-year-old Douglas Chavez of Pomeroy and 51-year-old John Mell of Pocahontas were injured in the crash, which is still under investigation. Both were transported by ambulance.

The crash took place shortly before 6:00 am Thursday at the intersection of 370th Street and 360th Avenue in Palo Alto county.

Damage to the pickup was estimated at $5,400. A damage estimate to the utility pole wasn't available.