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    Lehighton Police Department are on scene of a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning in the area of Dunkin’ Donuts. A box truck was seen striking a utility pole in that area. The crash resulted in downed wires. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Published October 10. 2018 12:40PM

A hit-and-run crash that occurred Tuesday morning in the area of Dunkin’ Donuts in Lehighton resulted in downed wires.

Borough police said the incident occurred at 10:20 a.m. when a box-type truck, either a Penske, yellow in color, or a Ryder Rental truck, was seen striking a utility pole in that area.

The truck continued west on Route 443 after striking the pole.

Police said there should be heavy passenger side damage to the cargo area of this truck.

Borough Manager Nicole Beckett said this morning that as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the new pole was installed and they were transferring the wires.

“The Light and Power Department definitely did a phenomenal job with the logistics and getting the power on,” Beckett said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the borough police department at 610-377-4003.

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