Semi crashes into neighborhood

The driver of a semi told Georgetown Police he was eating a sandwich, got choked and blacked out, causing him to lose control of his truck around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The vehicle hit a guide wire and power pole, causing an explosion just off the southbound lanes near the 126 milemarker along I-75.

That caused a fire in the backyard of a home in The Paddocks subdivison off Pavilion Drive.

The driver didn't suffer any serious injuries.

Emergency management officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST that traffic along I-75 won't be affected, however KU may have to shut off electricity to the area to make repairs.

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