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Date and Time of Release: 21 August 2014

Date and Time of Incident: 20 August 2014, at approx. 5:16 pm

Subject: Vehicle vs. Power Pole Accident
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20 August 2014, at approx. 5:16 pm, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Evin Aguayo 27 of Angels Camp, left the roadway on South Stewart Street, near the intersection of Williams Street, and collided with a power pole. 8-20 Accident

8-20 Accident 2The pole was sheared off at the base, and a power outage resulted from the crash.

Aguayo claimed he had fallen asleep while driving. Aguayo nor his female passenger was injured as a result of the collision. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the collision. However, Aguayo did have a suspended driver’s license.

PG&E responded as well as City Public Works. A road closure took place from the time of the incident until the power pole can be replaced.

21 Aug. 2014, at 7:00 am, the roadway was still closed as repairs were continuing.