Driver cited in Basalt crash
July 8, 2010
BASALT – A car crashed into a telephone pole south of Basalt at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the corner of Hooks Spur and Hooks Lane.
The Colorado State Patrol cited Lacy Hughes, 30, of Basalt, for careless driving and failure to notify the police. No one else was in the car, and Hughes was not injured, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Rick Kolecki, who investigated the incident.
The 2001 Toyota Camry’s hood was crumpled, its windshield was shattered and the pole was broken.
Dwight Ferren, who lives in a nearby house, said he didn’t hear anything during the night and woke up Thursday morning to find the accident scene. No one was in the car. Ferren called the police.
“The car is smashed,” Ferren said. “The telephone pole is broken in half.”
Kolecki said it is unclear whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.