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SLIDESHOW: Coal truck crash knocks out power in McDowell County

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Photo courtesy McDowell County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy McDowell County Sheriff's Office

PREMIER (WVVA) - A coal truck accident leaves at least 800 customers from Welch to Iaeger without power in McDowell County.

The accident occurred just after 5:30 a.m. near Premier when the driver of a truck belonging to B&J Trucking apparently lost control and knocked down power poles before crashing into a creek.

The truck was not hauling any cargo at the time of the crash. The driver was uninjured.

Crews were on scene for several hours working to repair the damage to the utility pole.

WVVA has a crew in McDowell County today and will have more from the scene this evening on WVVA News.

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