An 87-year-old man crashed a pickup truck into a hole where Atmos energy crews were working in East Waco on Tuesday.

Police were called to the 1200 block of Dallas Street shortly before noon when the man drove the white pickup truck into the hole in the roadway. The driver said a traffic cone was too close to the hole, and his wheel clipped the hole, pulling his truck in.

The driver said he was not injured. The Atmos crew said no workers were hurt in the crash.

It was not immediately clear if police cited the driver in the incident.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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