Person injured in crash, authorities say

Person injured in crash, authorities say
Diaz and Newport emergency crews went to the scene of a one-vehicle crash Saturday on Highway 367. One person was injured and was airlifted to a Jonesboro hospital.

DIAZ, AR (KAIT) - A person was airlifted Saturday to a Jonesboro hospital after being injured in a one-vehicle crash in Jackson County.

According to a post on the Diaz Fire Department Facebook page, Diaz firefighters and Newport Fire Department paramedics went to Highway 367 near the Arkansas State Police Headquarters around 12:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

The post noted that the vehicle left the road and struck an electric pole, breaking it in half. The driver was taken to the hospital due to their injuries.

The crash also caused the power to be off in the Newport and Diaz areas for nearly two hours as crews worked on the broken pole.

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