Crash Forces Closure At 79 South In Temecula

The crash is being investigated by the CHP.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A pickup truck that reportedly crashed into a power pole on 79 South just south of Anza Road Monday night in Temecula forced a street closure at the scene that lasted for more than an hour, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch reports.

The solo-vehicle crash was reported at approximately 6:30 p.m. The pole was completely sheared and blocking lanes.

There were no reports of injuries. 

Southern California Edison, AT&T, and Verizon were all contacted, according to the CHP dispatch.

With help from SCE, by 8:30 p.m. the pole was out of the roadway and lanes were reopened on the 79, according to the dispatch report.

The crash is being investigated by the CHP.

Callitlikeitis January 30, 2014 at 07:23 PM
This crash was in the county area not in Temecula and no one was hurt. I wish the Patch would keep the community more up-to-date with news that directly affects us. Maybe the crash in front of Abbott yesterday that almost killed a women in a crosswalk, or the unfortunate jogger that was almost killed by a drunk driver the night before. So many drunk drivers are severely hurting people in this community and the public isn't being informed. The city is making a lot of money from all the bars in town and that is alright. But the local news could be doing a lot more in reporting the consequences of having so many establishments that serve alcohol.


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