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Man choking on food downs wires with van, knocks out power in Avon

Police charged the driver with driving with a suspended license.

A man who was choking on food ran down utility poles with his van and knocked out power for some homes and businesses in Avon Monday afternoon, police said.

Dana Walcott, 55, of Randolph was driving down Route 28 around noon when he started choking on food, blacked out, and crashed into two utility poles near 17 South Main St., Avon Deputy Police Chief Denis Linehan said.

A nearby police officer heard the crash and arrived at the scene shortly after Walcott’s van came to a stop, Linehan said. No one was injured. Finish the story at BostonGlobe.com.


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