Crash closes River Road, Hudson, through Thurs afternoon

Hudson Police photo A utility pole and transformers lie on top of the Jeep whose operator lost control and crashed into the pole on River Road early Thursday morning. The driver refused medical treatment

HUDSON – Police said River Road, between Pine Road and Philbrick Street, in the south end of town will be closed through Thursday afternoon as crews replace a utility pole taken down in an early-morning crash.

Police, who identified the driver only as an adult male, said his 2012 Jeep Wrangler left River Road around 1:30 a.m. and crashed into a pole near 62 River Road.

The driver escaped injury, and police said it doesn’t appear that drugs, alcohol or excessive speed were factors in the crash.

-DEAN SHALHOUP