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A vehicle accident leading to a downed utility pole near Fareway in Oelwein brought out both the city’s Fire and Police Departments on Tuesday evening.

A Tuesday evening vehicle accident in the city of Oelwein brought down a utility pole and resulted in thousands in damages.

At approximately 6:27 p.m., Oelwein Police responded to the accident, which occurred in the 100 block of 2nd St. SE. Upon investigation, they determined that a Ford Explorer operated by Brooke Sommerfelt had collided with a parked trailer which subsequently knocked down a utility pole.

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