MOUNT VERNON — A downed power pole across Sandusky Street from a one-car accident blocked traffic for more than one and one-half hours late Friday evening. Christina K. Parsons, 31, Fredericktown, was northbound on Ohio 13 when at 10:52 p.m. she lost control of her vehicle, going off the right side of the road and striking an American Electric Power utility pole, coming to rest in the yard of 624 N. Sandusky St. The utility pole snapped, falling into the roadway of Sandusky Street.
Responding to the scene were the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Mount Vernon Fire Department. Parsons was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to control. One passenger was in the car, but no injuries were reported. Parsons’ vehicle sustained severe damage.
The utility pole was removed from the street with traffic opening at 12:30 a.m.
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