Car accident to blame for power outage

A car accident knocks out power to dozens of KCP&L customers along Gene Field Road.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 11:48 AM
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 4:36 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) Several homes in the area near the 2800 block of Gene Field Rd. were without power Thursday morning after a car accident. Authorities said a gray Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane before it hit a light pole. The force of the impact split the pole knocking out power to homes and businesses nearby.

The driver of the car was initially no where to be found, but later taken into custody. Authorities are still investigating what led up to the crash. 

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