18-wheeler catches wires, downs utility pole near cemetery in Odessa

18-wheeler catches wires, downs utility pole near cemetery in Odessa

ODESSA, TX — A big rig was caught in electrical wires Saturday afternoon, causing a power pole to fall near Ector County Cemetery in Odessa, reports CBS7.

The incident occurred at the corner of South Muskingum Avenue and East Murphy Street on March 26.

It was unclear what caused the crash, but authorities said the driver tried to drive forward while the truck was entangled. Moments later, a pole collapsed near the scene.

Odessa Police Department said the driver was issued a citation.

As of this writing, no injuries have been reported.

 

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