Truck Strikes Utility Pole Causing Power Outage

LIBERTY, June 21, 2014 - Just before 2:00 AM on Saturday morning a flat bed truck struck a utility pole near the intersection of North Travis and Jefferson Drive. The truck immediately fled the scene of the accident but was observed and followed by a private citizen who notified the Liberty Police.

The truck was located by officers at the apartment near the west end of Cos Street in Liberty.

The man in the truck was intoxicated and claimed that he was the passenger in the vehicle and had passed out and the driver had fled on foot.

The man was identified as Darrell Wayne Strawn age 36 of Cleveland, TX.

According to public records the truck is registered to Darrell Wayne Strawn.

When the truck struck the pole electrical power to the west side of Liberty from Sam Houston to Travis Park went out. Power was restored in about two hours.

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