Car splits utility pole
A two-vehicle wreck shut down Settlemeyer Bridge Road in Newton shortly after noon on Wednesday.
Newton Fire, Police and NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to a vehicle that was laying on its roof after striking a utility pole near the bridge.
According to the NCSHP report, Brendon Andrew Spencer Faire, age 20 of North Caldwell Street in Newton, was driving a Saturn when he hit a bump in the road which caused him to cross the center line and strike the utility pole. The pole snapped and the power lines fell to the ground.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.