Single-vehicle crash damages utility pole in Woodstock

Crash results in closure of section of North Eastwood Drive for about two hours

No one was injured Thursday when a truck crashed into a utility pole in Woodstock, resulting in the closure of part of Route 47 for about two hours, officials said.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded at 7:39 a.m. to the 500 block of North Eastwood Drive for a single-vehicle crash, according to a news release.

A 16-year-old driver was traveling south when he lost control of his pickup truck, left the roadway and struck a utility pole, Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Parsons said.

Police temporarily closed North Eastwood Drive in both directions, according to the release. The road has since reopened and the pole has been replaced, Parsons said.

The driver and a passenger each refused medical treatment, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation by the Woodstock Police Department.

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.