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Crash causes power outage; driver runs from scene

According to police, the driver of a white Ford Crown Victoria was making a left turn onto...
According to police, the driver of a white Ford Crown Victoria was making a left turn onto Union Avenue, when it struck and brought down an AEP utility pole.(KSLA)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 8:47 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Residents in Caddo Heights and surrounding neighborhoods may be sitting in the dark after a crash knocked down a utility pole on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Officers got the call before 8 a.m. to the intersection of Union Avenue and Hollywood Avenue.

According to police, the driver of a white Ford Crown Victoria was making a left turn onto Union Avenue, when it struck and brought down an AEP utilty pole.

The Crown Victoria eventually ended up in a drainage ditch. The driver fled the scene before first responders made it to the scene.

No injuries were reported. Crews with SWEPCO are working to replace the damaged pole.

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