By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Truck knocks down power pole

Many residents without power


Stephanie Thompson

About 1,600 Rocky Mountain Power customers were without power after this unattended truck severed a power pole on Shoshone Avenue last Thursday.

An unoccupied truck that rolled down a hill and into a power pole caused a power outage Thursday around noon.

According to Luke Benson, Green River Police detective and public relations specialist, at around 11:55 a.m. the GRPD received a call about a truck hitting a power pole on Shoshone Avenue.

The accident happened after a 1986 gray Chevy truck, which was being worked on by Green River resident Daniel Gilbert, 54, rolled 81 feet downhill into a power pole.

Gilbert told officers he was working on the truck and thought he had set the parking brake, but the vehicle, which was parked in fro...

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