Man charged in crash that cut power


The South-Bruce OPP announced last week a 63-year-old Kincardine man has been charged in the crash at the top of Durham Street that left area residents, as well as Kincardine District Secondary School, without power on Jan. 4.

Police said they received a report of a pick-up truck hitting a hydro pole on Durham Street in Kincardine, and arrived on the scene, along with Municipality of Kincardine fire fighters and Bruce County Paramedics, to find a black Chevrolet Silverado had struck a hydro pole near the Davidson Centre. The broken pole was on the ground, and hydro lines were resting on top of the pick-up truck.

Hundreds of residents were left without power for most of the day, and KDSS students were sent home at 12:30 p.m. A portion of Durham St. remained closed until 9 p.m., when Westerio Power crews finished restoring all power.

The driver of the truck, who was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, was charged with careless driving.