West Frankfort Wreck Downs Power and Shuts Down Roads

West Frankfort — State Police are investigating a crash in West Frankfort yesterday that took out power to several blocks. According to State Police Accident reports, the accident happened on Route 37 when a semi being driven by Michael Carabello of Wisconsin struck a power pole while turning onto E. St. Louis Street. Power in the area was out for several hours and both 37 and St. Louis Street were closed while debris and live-wires were removed from the area. Carabello is being ticketed for making an improper turn. Both roads are now open.