MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kandiyohi County residents were evacuated from their homes after a sanitation truck overturned onto a high voltage power pole Monday.
According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a commercial sanitation truck knocked down high voltage lines on the 6700 block of 140th Avenue NE in Spicer around 4 p.m. The vehicle then caught fire.
The driver exited the vehicle and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution, but no homes were damaged.
The crash is being investigated by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.