Slick road sends truck into pole

From Local Sources

CUZCO — A slick, ice-covered roadway sent a pickup truck into a utility pole Friday morning northeast of Cuzco.

Ethan D. Atkins, 16, Cuzco, was northbound on Cuzco Road North in a 1999 Ford F-150 when he hit a slick spot on the roadway 1,000 feet south of State Road 56 at 7:20 a.m., according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said Atkins lost control of the truck, which spun off the east side of the road. The truck stopped when its driver’s side struck and broke a Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative pole.

Two yards also sustained ruts.

Total damage was estimated to have exceeded $5,000.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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