Stretch of Whitney Way detoured where truck struck pole, police say

A truck crash on a busy Madison road will hamper traffic Monday afternoon, an official said.

Madison police said a large work truck was driving south on Whitney Way at about 11:30 a.m. when it drifted to the left over the median and crashed into a utility pole outside Westgate Shopping Center.

The crash caused the utility pole to land on top of the truck, according to a news release. Madison Gas and Electric was working on removing the pole Monday afternoon.

Northbound Whitney Way traffic is being diverted at Odana Road, police said. The detour will likely continue until early evening.

Police said it appeared the 56-year-old driver of the truck suffered a medical event that caused the crash. He is being treated at a local hospital.

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