A driver fell asleep at the wheel Wednesday and his pickup hit a power pole in Spanaway, closing the road for more than 14 hours.
The crash took place about 3:15 p.m. near 224th Street East and 62nd Avenue East.
A 39-year-old Tacoma man driving a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup told Pierce County sheriff’s deputies he fell asleep before the truck left the roadway and struck the utility pole.
He was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
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The pole was destroyed and hung partially in the road with loose wires.
Officials put up barricades and closed 224th Street East between 62nd Avenue East and 58th Avenue East so the power company could make repairs.
The road reopened at 5:40 a.m. Thursday.
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