Authorities Hunting For Driver Of Truck That Slammed Into Electrical Pole In Southern Franklin County

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UPDATED: Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:21 PM

Questions linger after a truck smashed into a pole, shutting down Harrisburg Georgesville Road for several hours early Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred after a driver struck a power pole just before 2:00 a.m. near the Oak Hills Mobile Home Park.

Investigators are still trying to determine who was driving the pickup truck that shut down the road in southern Franklin County.

When authorities arrived on scene, they found the pickup truck crushed and tangled in wires.  The driver appeared to be heading north on Harrisburg-Georgesville Road when he lost control and crashed into a power pole. 

However, neither the driver nor the passenger were anywhere in sight.

Two fishermen were nearby when the accident occurred.

“We just heard this big crash and looked up and it exploded.  It was a big ‘ole bang and it was crazy and we called the sheriffs and this is what came out of it,” recalls fisherman Kevin Spires

Not only did deputies have to shut the road down, but they had to look for victims who apparently wandered away from the crash.  

A short time after the crash occurred, authorities discovered one person who claimed to have been a passenger in the vehicle.  He was taken to Grant Medical Center and is expected to be ok. 

Now, as crews repair the damage from the snapped pole, authorities are talking with the victim and are trying to determine who was driving the vehicle and where the second victim is.

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