Driver crashes into power pole in Thurston area

After a crash this morning snarled traffic in the Thurston area, Highway 126 is back open.

Posted: Sep 7, 2020 4:59 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A driver crashed into a power pole in the Thurston area Monday morning.

It happened at about 11:15 a.m. on Main Street. Highway 126 was blocked to traffic in the area temporarily and has since reopened.

Police said a driver was headed east in a Hyundai when they lost control and veered across two lanes of opposite traffic before smashing into the pole.

Utility crews had the mess cleaned up in about half an hour.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

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