STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Driver in custody following crash into power pole in St. Joseph

A single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon knocked out power to more than 1,400 people and the person responsible is in custody.

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 7:48 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon knocked out power to more than 1,400 people and the person responsible is in custody.

According to the St. Joseph Police Department, a black Ford Taurus was driving southbound on Lake Ave. in St. Joseph at around 5 p.m. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control and slammed into a power pole near Wyoming St.

The power pole had several transformers on it.

"The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, " Officer Patrick Zeamer said. "But we have a person in custody who we believe is the driver. At this time it is being investigated."

KCP&L was called to the scene and power was restored to the area a few hours later.

St. Joseph
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 42°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 43°
St. Joseph
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 42°
Chillicothe/Agri
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 39°
Falls City
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 40°
Clouds have started to increase across the area overnight and will continue through the morning hours as a disturbance passes south of the area. Clouds will slowly start to clear through the afternoon hours. Today temperatures will still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events