Ve­hi­cle strikes gas main, causes road clo­sures Mon­day

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Josh Briggs [email protected]­ton­

The Ben­ton Po­lice De­part­ment was forced to close East and North streets in Down­town Ben­ton on Mon­day after a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent near NAPA Auto Parts and Ken­tucky Fried Chicken.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the ve­hi­cle struck a gas main in the area.

Along with BNPD, the Ben­ton Fire De­part­ment and Cen­terpoint En­ergy re­sponded to the scene.

The streets were closed for ap­prox­i­mately one hour.

The vic­tim of the ac­ci­dent was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to Krista Petty, spokesman for BNPD.

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