Semi-truck collides with house

Published at 2:28 p.m. on February 19, 2014 | Modified at 2:29 p.m. on February 19, 2014

A man was hurt and more than 1,300 people, including an elementary school, were without power Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer drove into a home in Cahokia. Illinois 3 was closed and Huffman Elementary was trying to notify parents that school was being canceled because of the outage. The 18-wheel grain truck had just made a delivery in Cahokia and at 8:15 a.m. was headed south on Illinois 3. "He went off the road and struck two utility poles and crashed into the house," Cahokia Police Chief James Jones said. A 53-year-old man, believed to be the homeowner, was taken to the hospital with neck and knee injuries, Jones said. The truck driver was not hurt. Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/02/19/3067318/car-hits-cahokia-home-power-outage.html#storylink=cpy

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