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Downed electrical lines keep teen in truck for a hour

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BALDWIN -- A Baldwin teenager who sat tight for an hour in his ditched pickup Sunday may have saved his own life by waiting patiently while nearby emergency crews waited for a St. Croix Electric lineman to interupt power to a pole that lay across the truck.

"The occupant did exactly what he should have," said Disa McClellan, communications and events specialist with St. Croix Electric Cooperative. "People need to consider (a line) to be hot until they learn otherwise."

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