JAY — Two Livermore residents received minor injuries after the truck in which they were riding hit a utility pole and went down a steep embankment next to Crash Road early Monday.

Driver Kerry Ross, 37, and his passenger, Cortney Abbott, 30, received abrasions and bruises but were not transported by an ambulance to a hospital, police officer Russell Adams said Tuesday.

Ross fell asleep while driving south toward Livermore at about 3:18 a.m., he said. The pickup truck knocked the pole over and electric, telephone and cable lines landed across the road. Power was knocked out to the area and the road was closed for five hours, Adams said.

Jay officers Derrick Doucette, Nick Gulliver and Adams responded. The Jay Fire-Rescue Department assisted with traffic control. The Livermore Fire Department put up traffic cones on its side of the road.

It took a while to get the 2013 rental truck up the embankment, Adams said. The truck was demolished, he said.

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