Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Chalybeate man escaped injury on Tuesday when he crashed head-on into a utility pole in the 2800 block of Chalybeate School Road, (KY HWY 743) according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said that Christian Decker, (25) told officials that he swerved to avoid a dog in the road, causing his 2010 Ford F150 to leave the roadway and crash into the pole.
The truck couldn't be moved until WRECC could replace the pole, as the pole would likely have fallen with live electric wires, a sheriff's deputy said. The roadway was closed for more than five hours while a special crew was called in to replace the pole.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Mr. Decker was wearing his seat belt and his airbags deployed. He reportedly was uninjured and refused medical treatment at the scene.
The pole was replaced and the road was reopened around 11:35pm, according to the Sheriff's Office.
In addition to the Sheriff's Office, WRECC, The KY Department of Transportation also responded to the scene.