On September 13, 2023, at 1039, Statesville Fire Rescue and Iredell Rescue Squad were working a car-into-building alarm when they were alerted for an accident on Salisbury Highway. Units found a truck had collided with another vehicle causing it to strike a utility pole that landed on the truck with live wires and a transformer crushing the roof and trapping the driver. Crews had to wait for the power to be shut down and, when it was, they removed the transformer that was crushing the roof and quickly removed the doors and roof of the truck to gain access to the driver. Three people were injured and transported to local hospitals.

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