Crash cuts electricity for several hours

April 13—ANDERSON — A crash early Wednesday south of Interstate 69 knocked out power in parts of southeast Anderson for several hours.

A Big B Waste Department truck driven by Julie Waddel-Macy, 56, Straughn, crashed around 9 a.m. near the intersection of County Roads 300 East and 550 South.

According to a Madison County Sheriff’s Department press release, the dual-axle truck was traveling south on County Road 300 East when the passenger side rear wheels left the curb.

Waddel-Macy overcorrected which caused the vehicle to tip over to the driver’s side, according to the press release.

The vehicle slid down County Road 300 East, causing road damage before hitting a Duke Energy utility pole.

Waddel-Macy and passenger Roy Neal, 59, from New Castle, were taken to Ascension St. Vincent’s Hospital in Anderson, complaining of minor pain and abrasions.

The road was closed for several hours while repairs were made to the road and electrical service.

Duke Energy reported that all 796 affected customers had power restored around 1 p.m.

The sheriff’s department was assisted by Duke Energy, Davis Towing, Madison County Highway Department, Adams and Pendleton EMS, and Madison County Emergency Management.

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