Driver crashes vehicle, leaves note for rescuers
by Lance Chancellor, Powers VFD Fire & Rescue
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photo by Lance Chancellor, Powers VFD Fire & Rescue
Photo by Lance Chancellor, Powers VFD Fire & Rescue
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Passersby in the Powers Community of Jones County discovered a crashed vehicle just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 8, which sent emergency services units to the scene only to discover the driver had left the crash scene and left responders a note.

Powers Fire & Rescue along with the Jones County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of the crash on Keahey Gore Road between Hwy. 84 East and Hwy. 184. Powers firefighters and Jones County Sheriff's Department deputies arrived to find a Toyota Tundra pickup truck which had left the roadway, became airborne and struck several trees before flipping upside down. The vehicle was virtually hidden from sight by fallen trees and tree limbs. There was no driver or passengers on the scene; however, a note left in a Ziploc bag and taped to the truck and a tree limb with painters tape provided contact information for the vehicle's owner.

The heavily damaged vehicle had to be pulled from the county right-of-way by two wreckers and towed from the scene. Keahey Gore Road was initially restricted to one lane of traffic and later completely closed as vehicle recovery operations were conducted.

Powers Heavy Rescue, Rescue 3 and Rescue 4 responded to the scene with Powers Assistant Chief Kyle Howell serving as Incident Commander. Emergency services units were back in service by 7:20 a.m.

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