GOSHEN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A portion Route 45 in Goshen Township was closed due to a crash that took down power lines.
It happened Tuesday afternoon in the northbound lanes between Western Reserve and West Calla roads.
A young woman from Canfield was driving an SUV, and in order not to hit the car in front of her, she swerved off the road and hit a pole.
Jessica Mudger lives nearby. She heard the accident and came out to help.
“Just kind of made sure she was all warm and everything until the police officers came and were able to block off traffic, safely,” Mudger said.
The driver was checked out by the fire department and was OK. She did not go to the hospital.
The utility pole and transformer were in the middle of the road, and power was out in the area as a result. The power lines were also on top of a semi-truck and had to be lifted off the truck for it to move.
Ohio Edison was called to the scene to make repairs. Most service has since been restored.
The driver is facing an assured clear distance charge.
At of 7 p.m. Tuesday, State Route 45 between State Route 165 and U.S. 224 is still closed.