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Two accidents involving power poles over weekend

Two accidents involving power poles over weekend

Two vehicle accidents with power poles were investigated in Dawson County on Sunday. Sheriff Gary Reiber says one occurred around 10:27pm in a residential area of Overton. A Dodge Durango was southbound when it collided with a power pole causing it to split in half and the transformer landing on the hood of the vehicle. The driver was 24-year-old Joanna Martinez of Overton. She was cited for Driving Under Suspension and Reckless Driving. But, she was arrested for child abuse when it was discovered she allegedly left a two-year-old boy unattended while she attempted to stop another individual after they had an argument, which was when the accident occurred. Martinez was not injured. The vehicle was a total loss.

The second accident occurred around 10:54am Sunday about 3 miles north of Cozad. A car, driven by 19-year-old Kelsey Calhoun of rural Cozad, lost control and went off the road striking a power pole. The power pole broke in half and fell on the vehicle. Calhoun was transported to Cozad Community Hospital by a family member for minor injuries. A passenger was not injured. The vehicle was a total loss.

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