A City of Livingston utility truck repairs power lines that lay across North-Washington.
KKKRRRAAACCCKKK!, Pickup Snaps Utility Pole, LIVINGSTON, February 10, 2016 - Shortly after 2 pm on February 10, 2016, a red Chevy Silverado, driven by David Lee Kovar, 24, of Moscow, was north-bound on North Washington. Kovar suddenly swerved right to avoid colliding with a white Ford Tempo driven by Ruth Inez Meador, 82, of Livingston. Meador had just pulled out of the parking lot of Dollar General store and entered the center turning lane. Allegedly, as Meador veered into the left lane of the north-bound side, she nearly collided with Kovar. When Kovar swerved right, his pickup left the pavement and slammed head on into a City of Livingston utility pole. The collision snapped the utility pole in half. Officers Adam Williford, Sergeant Ronnie Bogany, Kevin Ward, and Scott Paske (all with Livingston Police Department) were dispatched to the scene. Additionally, a utility truck from the City of Livingston was dispatched. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Traffic on Washington was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. No citations were issued, however, the accident remains under investigation. Utility workers immediately began replacing the broken pole and repairing the downed line. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
24 year old David Lee Kovar's pickup slammed into a utility pole off North Washington and snapped it in half.
David Lee Kovar (right) was driving the pickup.
Officers Kevin Ward (left) and Adam Williford speak with 82 year old Ruth Inez Meador (Meador was driving the white Ford Tempo in the background).
Officer Williford speaks with Meador.
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