Semi caught in cable lines pulls down power pole, killing driver on U.S. 550
Posted at: 09/26/2013 11:00 AM
| Updated at: 09/26/2013 5:12 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
BERNALILLO -- U.S. 550 at Highway 313 was closed in all directions for several hours due to a fatal crash involving a semi and pick up truck.
Preliminary reports indicated the crash involved a motorcycle, but state police now say a semi and pickup truck pulling a trailer were involved.
According to New Mexico state police, the semi was pulling a mobile home on westbound U.S. 550 when it got caught on electric cables providing power to traffic lights hanging over the intersection with Highway 313.
The semi pulled cables, which then pulled on a wooden power pole, causing it to break.
A portion of the pole fell on the cab of the pickup truck driving east through the intersection, killing the driver.
The man's identity has not been released at this time.