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.