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Dump truck takes down power lines, overturns in Allegan County

Posted: 8:51 AM, Oct 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 09:15:28-04

LEIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Emergency crews are working to clear the scene of a dump truck that overturned early Thursday morning.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the truck likely left the bed of the truck elevated after dumping his load. That led to the truck snagging a few power lines, bringing them down. However, the lines pulled on the truck hard enough to overturn it at the intersection of Division Avenue S and 146th Avenue SW in Leighton Township.

We’re told the driver was hospitalized but only with minor injuries.