UPDATE: Power Restored After Crews Repair Pole Hit By Marine In Early Morning Wreck

JOEMC said power has been restored to the nearly 600 customers in the Piney Green area after an overnight wreck split a utility pole.

Officials at JOEMC said power was out between 5:30 a.m. and 6:35 a.m. in the area off Old 30 in Onslow County as crews replaced the power pole.

Charges are pending against 27-year-old Justin Gibson who troopers said ran through a stop sign at Old 30 and Rocky Run Road, hitting a ditch then the utility pole.

The Marine was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Troopers said alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck.


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More than 600 people will have no power as they get ready for their Thursday while crews repair a power pole hit by a Marine overnight.

Representatives from Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation said six crews had to cut power in the Piney Green area around 5:30 Thursday morning to repair a utility pole.

Trooper R.W. West said around 2:30 a.m., 27-year-old Justin Gibson ran through a stop sign at Old 30 and Rocky Run Road, hitting a ditch then a utility pole.

Investigators said the Marine was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Troopers said alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck.

The power pole was split badly enough it had to be replaced.

Crews said they expect to have power back on by 7 a.m. on Thursday.


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Troopers said a 27-year-old Marine was asleep in the cab of his truck when firefighters found it turned over on its side along Old Highway 30 in Onslow County Thursday morning.

Trooper R.W. West got the call just after 2:30 a.m. to Old 30 and Rocky Run Road.

Trpr. West said Justin Gibson of Jacksonville did not stop for the stop sign at the intersection, went off the road, hit a ditch, hit a power pole, and flipped his truck on it's side.

Investigators said the Marine was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Trpr. West said power crews with Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation were on site to repair the power pole.

JOEMC representatives said power may be cut in the area sometime Thursday morning as crews replace the power pole.

Trpr. West said though Gibson was wearing his seat belt, alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck and that charges are pending.




 
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