Family of 3 stuck in SUV more than hour after 'hot' power line l - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Family of 3 stuck in SUV more than hour after 'hot' power line landed on it

(Source: Loreto Cruz/KFVS) (Source: Loreto Cruz/KFVS)
(Source: Loreto Cruz/KFVS) (Source: Loreto Cruz/KFVS)
PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A family of three was stuck in their car after a power line fell on it in a storm on Wednesday, July 13.

According to Tamaroa Fire Chief Richard Valentine, just after 4:30 p.m. a car veered off the road just east of Route 154 and Pintail Road.

The road is blocked on the eastbound side and is expected to be clear later on Wednesday night.

The family said they were driving eastbound when a burst of wind blew a tree and a power line down in front of them. They veered off the road and the power line landed on their SUV.

When they called 911, dispatch told them to not get out of the vehicle because of "hot" power lines.

The family said they waited in their car 1.5 hours until Ameren crews arrived to shut off power. They were then able to get out and the vehicle was towed away.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Boy knocks over $132K statue; parents told to pay up

    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-06-17 05:05:50 GMT
    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children. (Source: City of Overland Park/KSHB/CNN)

    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

    An insurance company claims the parents were negligent for not monitoring their children.

  • Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Police: Man found in cemetery with 5 girls, 2 unconscious

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:56:56 GMT
    Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)Jordan McClain, 20, is accused of picking up five underage girls from a foster care home in Mobile and giving them pills and marijuana. (Source: Ocean Springs Police Dept)

    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

    A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police say he drove to Alabama and picked up five underage girls in foster care.

  • 5-month-old GA baby attacked, killed by babysitter's dog

    5-month-old GA baby attacked, killed by babysitter's dog

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:52 AM EDT2018-06-17 09:52:30 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:52 AM EDT2018-06-17 09:52:30 GMT
    Animal control officers euthanized the German shepherd they say was responsible for the attack. (Source: WSB/CNN)Animal control officers euthanized the German shepherd they say was responsible for the attack. (Source: WSB/CNN)

    Animal control officers euthanized the German shepherd they say was responsible for the attack.

    Animal control officers euthanized the German shepherd they say was responsible for the attack.

Powered by Frankly