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Beer truck collides with utility pole, knocks wires down

By: WJAC Web Staff

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Crews remained on scene Monday afternoon after a truck collided with a utility pole, knocking down utility wires in Blair County.

Blair County emergency dispatch said the crash was reported on 6th Avenue between the area of 58th and 59th streets at about 11:30 a.m.

Officials at the scene said the truck, labeled as a Budweiser beer delivery truck, hit a utility pole, shearing it in half, with half the pole landing in the street and the other half on the truck.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital to be checked for injuries, officials said. Some nearby businesses lost power for a short time.

Altoona police were continuing their investigation.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times