Van strikes power pole on Willis Avenue Monday night

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A passenger van collided with a power pole Monday night in the 2300 block of Willis Avenue. The Perry Police Department has temporarily closed Willis Avenue, and motorists should avoid the area.

A passenger van collided with a power pole Monday night in the 2300 block of Willis Avenue. The Perry Police Department has temporarily closed Willis Avenue, and motorists should avoid the area.

A passenger van collided with a power pole Monday night in the 2300 block of Willis Avenue. The Perry Police Department has temporarily closed Willis Avenue, and motorists should avoid the area.

The occupants of the vehicle are being examined at this hour by members of the Perry First Responders and Dallas County EMS.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Willis Avenue and 13th Street, where the van was traveling westbound when it sheared off the pole on the north side of the street.

The cause of the accident is under investigation at this hour.

The van sustained significant front-end damage, and its air bags deployed.

A witness said she heard screeching tires and then a loud noise before the power pole fell.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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