Electrical pole hit in crash


BROOKINGS – An electrical pole sustained thousands in damage after a hit-and-run accident northwest of Lake Hendricks on Monday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.

“The electrical pole had to be replaced, and the cost to replace it is estimated at $2,000,” Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.

The vehicle also damaged a corn field and a rye field, he added.

The accident was reported at 9:30 a.m. Monday and occurred on 485th Avenue, a half-mile north of 199th Street, Sebring said.

When deputies responded to the scene, they found “an electrical pole owned by HD Electric had been struck and knocked down,” Sebring said.

“It was found that an unknown suspect vehicle, believed to be a pickup, was traveling south and entered the east ditch where it struck the electrical pole. The vehicle then entered a cornfield and then came back up onto the roadway and went across the road and west ditch and into a rye field and then came back up onto the roadway,” Sebring said.

“The damage to the corn field and rye field is unknown at this time,” he added.

Anyone with any information about this case can contact the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office at 696-8300, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or call 692-STOP (7867).

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