Dump truck strikes utility line closing Paducah roads - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Dump truck strikes utility line closing Paducah roads

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A dump truck pulled down some power lines and a utility pole at the intersection of KY 1954/John Puryear Drive and Hovekamp Road on Wednesday, April 25.

At 10:36 a.m., McCracken County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection.

They found a Central Paving dumb truck had been traveling south on John L. Puryear Drive and that the bed of the truck had struck an overhead utility line which caused the pole to break.

 There were numerous wires on the ground and one was still attached to the dump truck bed. 

The operator of the dump truck, 51-year-old, David Cummins, of Paducah, was still in the truck when deputies arrived. 

He remained in the truck until Paducah Power arrived on the scene was determined it was safe for him to exit.  

According to Cummins, he was traveling south on John L. Puryear Drive and he felt there was something wrong with his truck.  He stated that he looked in his mirror and noticed the dump bed was up.  This is when the bed of the truck caught the utility line.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Traffic had to be rerouted for approximately 3 hours for Paducah Power to make repairs

Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Shooting investigation underway in Caruthersville, MO

    Shooting investigation underway in Caruthersville, MO

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:50 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:50:42 GMT
    Police are investigating a shooting (Source: KFVS)Police are investigating a shooting (Source: KFVS)
    Police are investigating a shooting (Source: KFVS)Police are investigating a shooting (Source: KFVS)

    The Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office are currently conducting a shooting investigation.

    The Caruthersville Police Department and the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office are currently conducting a shooting investigation.

  • What you need to know Aug. 17

    What you need to know Aug. 17

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:33 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:33:01 GMT
    Rain is on the radar today (Source: cNews)Rain is on the radar today (Source: cNews)

    Good Friday morning, it is Aug. 17. First Alert Forecast We will have rain on the radar for our entire morning. 

    Good Friday morning, it is Aug. 17. First Alert Forecast We will have rain on the radar for our entire morning. 

  • What you need to know Aug. 16

    What you need to know Aug. 16

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:32:15 GMT
    We could see a few rainbows like this one in Carbondale (Source: Cheryl Mayer)We could see a few rainbows like this one in Carbondale (Source: Cheryl Mayer)

    Good morning, it is Thursday, Aug. 16 First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar this morning.

    Good morning, it is Thursday, Aug. 16 First Alert Forecast We have rain on the radar this morning.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:20:10 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

Powered by Frankly