Single vehicle crash will cause temporary power outage Monday, Jan. 15

Photo by Juanice Gray


A single vehicle crash early Monday, Jan. 15 on Hwy 6 West will cause a temporary power outage for local residents.  The operator of the 1994 Nissan 6000 pickup, identified as Kevin Ray Evans of Natchitoches, was not injured.

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Evans apparently lost control of this pickup pulling a utility trailer loaded with firewood after hitting ice on the roadway. The pickup slid into a ditch and came to rest at a utility pole.  SWEPCO crews were on site around 7:45 a.m. and stated they would cut power to replace the broken pole. The outage should only affect residents in the direct vicinity of the crash.

The call came in at 7:37 a.m. NRMC, LSP Troop E and NP25 Dep. Brown-Denny were dispatched to the scene.

DOTD has been contacted to sand the icy patch.

Photo by Juanice Gray