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UPDATE: Driver in critical condition after crash on Suck Creek Road

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UPDATE: HCSO Traffic Deputies have now officially re-opened Suck Creek Road after a single car crash involving a power pole occurred earlier Tuesday.

According to the preliminary investigation, James H. Johnston, 75, was driving west towards Marion County when his vehicle crossed the double yellow line and hit a power pole. 

EPB officials were immediately called to the scene due to the face that there was damage to the pole and wires were down. EPB officials have stated that they will return to scene later Tuesday evening in order to replace the pole. 

The cause of the crash has yet to be determined and the driver was taken to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A section of Suck Creek Road, near the 2200 block, has been closed after a single car struck a power pole, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic deputies.
 
EPB workers have been called to the scene to assist, since there are wires down on the road because of the accident. 

The road is expected to be closed for several hours.
 
The cause of the traffic crash has yet to be determined and the driver has been transported to a local hospital.

Motorists should use an alternate route if possible.

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