Accident knocks out power on Lima’s west side


Richard Parrish | The Lima News At approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday, a rollover crash involving an SUV and car occurred in the 900 block of Cable Road.

Richard Parrish | The Lima News At approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday, a rollover crash involving an SUV and car occurred in the 900 block of Cable Road.


A truck hit a utility pole near the intersection of Eastown Road and Neely Road, breaking the pole off and leaving the top portion of the pole dangling from power lines.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/07/web1_Accident_001co.jpgA truck hit a utility pole near the intersection of Eastown Road and Neely Road, breaking the pole off and leaving the top portion of the pole dangling from power lines.
Richard Parrish | The Lima News At approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday, a rollover crash involving an SUV and car occurred in the 900 block of Cable Road.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/07/web1_Rollover-RP-06.jpgRichard Parrish | The Lima News At approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday, a rollover crash involving an SUV and car occurred in the 900 block of Cable Road.

LIMA — Law enforcement officers were busy Tuesday handling a series of crashes including one that knocked out power to 1,232 customers in Allen County.

The crash that knocked out power happened on Eastown Road just south of Elida Road. Weston Buettner, 18, of Fort Jennings, was driving a pickup truck when he struck a parked vehicle and then a power pole, said Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish.

Buettner had minor injuries, Crish said.

Several stoplights on Elida Road were out. The crash broke the power pole leaving the top portion dangling from the power lines, Crish said.

The 6 a.m. crash knocked power out for more than two hours until it was restored at 8:16 a.m., a spokeswoman for American Electric Power said.

Eastown Road was closed northbound at state Route 81 while emergency responders managed the scene, Crish said.

Lima Police Department handled two rollover crashes.

The first was at 10:02 p.m. Monday on North Cable Road at Latham Avenue. Theadore O. Read, 19, of Lima, was driving south on North Cable Road when he attempted to turn east on Latham Avenue, Lt. Andy Green of the Lima Police Department said.

Read’s car struck another vehicle causing it to strike a curb and roll over until it settled on the driver’s side. No information was available on that vehicle or the driver but no one was injured, Green said.

Read was cited for making an improper left turn, Green said.

In the other rollover crash, at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Stephanie DeVinney, 23, of Lima, was southbound on Washington Street at North Street. Jessica Eddy, 36, of Wapakoneta, was eastbound on North Street at that intersection, Green said.

DeVinney’s entered the intersection and struck Eddy’s vehicle, which struck a curb and rolled over twice before it came to a rest on its top, Green said.

Eddy had minor injuries and her seat belt may have saved her life, Green said.

DeVinney was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, Green said.

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