By Jack Molitor
The Herald Bulletin
---- — PENDLETON — Utility crews closed U.S. 36 for about two hours to repair downed power lines on Wednesday morning.
The lines were brought down by a trash truck and caused a single-vehicle accident about 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 36 and Carriage Lane, just east of Pendleton.
According to a press release from the Madison County Sheriff's Department, witnesses reported a Best Way trash struck the power lines near the intersection at some point during the morning, causing them to hang low. About 7:30 a.m., a Ford Focus driven by 34-year-old Demetrius Brooks of Walnut Hill, Ohio, hit the low-hanging lines suspended above the roadway.
Brooks complained of back pain at the scene and was transported to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital to be treated.
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