EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDunbar Police Ask For Help In Finding Driver Who Struck Power Pole With Pickup
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Videographer: Bob Frank
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 11, 2013 5:38 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 11, 2013 12:59 PM EDT
Dunbar , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Dunbar police are asking for help in finding the driver of a white Ford pickup truck who fled the scene on foot early Friday after the vehicle struck a power pole.
The accident happened about 4 a.m. at 10th Street and Dunbar Avenue. Police said the pickup truck was traveling south on 10th Street when the driver lost control and struck the pole on the southwest corner of Dunbar Avenue, destroying the pole and causing a power outage.
Police said the driver, possible a white male wearing dark clothing, was last spotted fleeing on foot northbound on 10th Street. While officers were working the accident, they were notified that the vehicle had been stolen.
Appalachian Power was still working on the power lines in the area, and southbound traffic had been reduced to one lane. Traffic signals were not expected to be working until about 1 p.m. in the area of Myers Avenue and 10th Street, so drivers were asked to use caution.
Police asked anyone with information to contact Dunbar police at 304-766-0204, or call the tip line at 304-766-0201 if they wished to remain anonymous.
Dunbar police have reopened 10th Street after an early morning car accident when a driver struck a power pole, Metro 911 said.
The accident happened about 4 a.m., and the driver left the truck there.
Appalachian Power Co. is working to restore power to two customers who were left without service following the wreck. Company spokesman Phil Moye said crews hoped to have the power back on by noon.
Power was knocked out to several customers in Dunbar Friday morning after a driver smashed into a power pole on 10th Street.
It happened just before 4 a.m.
Police said the driver smashed into the pole and then left the scene, leaving the truck there.
Crews are waiting for the power company to fix the pole and get the lines off of the road. Phil Moye, a spokesman for Appalachian Power Co., said two customers were without power after the accident, and crews hoped to have it repaired by noon.
Part of the road is closed while crews are on scene.
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