Driver Killed In Crash With Power Pole

Posted at 5:31 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 07:45:42-04

A DeKalb County man was killed in an early morning collision with a power pole in Wilson County.

The incident was reported after midnight Friday on Taterpeeler Road in Lebanon.

Officials on the scene said 25-year-old Cole Hovey, of Alexandria, was traveling southeast when he somehow lost control of the truck and crashed into a power pole.  

The pole snapped in half, knocking out electricity for a few residents.

Troopers said alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

Crews had to clear the live power lines from the scene before officials could investigate the crash.